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Virat Kohli's fate as ODI skipper set to be decided in next few days as India squad for South Africa to be named this week

  • Press Trust of India
  • December 1st, 2021
  • 22:15:10 IST

Virat Kohli’s future as India ODI captain shall be determined this week when the nationwide choice committee, led by Chetan Sharma, selects the squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.

The BCCI high brass have stated that India’s tour of South Africa stays on schedule, although they’re holding a detailed watch on the scenario surrounding the emergence of the brand new COVID-19 variant in that nation.

File image of Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

File image of Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

While 2022 will primarily be dominated by T20Is attributable to one other international occasion in Australia, there are solely 9 ODIs as of now within the subsequent seven months with six (three every in South Africa and England) overseas and three in India.

Since there shall be one bio-bubble, a jumbo squad is once more anticipated to be chosen throughout codecs. The squad power could possibly be something between 20 to 23, taking all codecs into consideration.

There are at present two faculties of thought within the BCCI. One that believes that Kohli could possibly be allowed to proceed as there are only some ODIs left. The different thought course of is about not having two white ball skippers and giving Rohit sufficient time to organise a potent staff that could possibly be critical title contenders for 2023 ODI World Cup scheduled to be held in India.

It is known that there are robust arguments for each theories however the remaining name on Kohli’s destiny as ODI skipper shall be taken by president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

Kohli’s lack of ability to win any main multi-team occasion holds in opposition to him holding the captaincy, however, his total document has been greater than respectable on this format.

“The Indian squad shall be introduced within the subsequent few days time. We can have every little thing prepared from our finish after which anticipate the federal government’s nod. If the federal government inform us to abort the journey, then we’d, however we have to hold the squad chosen and prepared,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on Wednesday.

During this week, there’s BCCI’s AGM on Saturday in Kolkata, the place Chetan and firm’s renewal of tenure as per norms is part of the agenda.

Length of the sequence

It has been learnt that as of now BCCI and Cricket South Africa are dedicated to taking part in a full sequence until there’s any particular recommendation from the Indian authorities in opposition to touring the Rainbow Nation.

However, there are some discuss within the periphery concerning the three- Test sequence being curtailed by a match.

“We will know in a couple of days’ time if the sequence would grow to be a two-Test affair fairly than three however there was some backwards and forwards discussions,” a neighborhood commentator stated on air on YouTube whereas calling the India ‘A’ vs South Africa ‘A’ second ‘Test’ in Bloemfontein.

 

Updated Date: December 01, 2021 22:15:10 IST

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