These days, Team India has left for 2 Test matches, 3 ODI, and 3 Match T-20 series against South Africa. The tour will start with the first T-20 match before December 10. BCCI has given the responsibility of the T-20 series to Suryakumar Yadav. He was also appointed captain for the T20 series against Australia. However, after the Africa tour, the Indian team will also play a 3-match T-20 series against Afghanistan, which is scheduled to start on January 11. For this series, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav can be ignored from the captaincy and the command can be given to this strong player.
Not Rohit Sharma, this player can become captain:
BCCI has appointed different captains for T-20, ODI, and Test for the South Africa tour. Suryakumar Yadav has got the responsibility of T-20 while the command of ODI has been handed over to KL Rahul. Apart from this, the responsibility of the Test series has been given to Rohit Sharma.
However, keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, BCCI can announce a new captain against Afghanistan, because Rohit Sharma’s play in the World Cup 2024 has not been decided yet. In this context, BCCI can hand over the responsibility of captaincy not to Rohit Sharma and Surya but to Hardik Pandya.
Hardik Pandya can be entrusted with the responsibility:
Team India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya was injured in the match played against Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023, after which he is still out of Team India. He has not been selected for the South Africa tour. Regarding his fitness update, Jay Shah has told PTEI that he will return in the T20 series against Afghanistan. It is expected that he will also be appointed captain for this series. If Rohit Sharma does not participate in the T20 World Cup, then only Hardik Pandya can be made the captain of the Afghan series.
Hardik’s statistics as captain have been excellent:
Talking about Hardik Pandya, he has taken the command of the Indian team in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Under his captaincy, India participated in a total of 15 T-20 matches, in which the Indian team won 10 matches, while the team was disappointed in 4 matches, and one match was a draw.