Indian Cricket Team Overhaul: Big next 48 hours for Indian Cricket, Selectors set to take BIG DECISION on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli: Follow LIVE Updates

Indian Cricket Team Overhaul: Big next 48 hours for Indian Cricket, Selectors set to take BIG DECISION on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli: Follow LIVE Updates

Indian Cricket Team Overhaul – India Squad NZ Series: The next 24-48 hours will be very important for Indian Cricket. The newly drafted BCCI Selection Committee has a huge task in hand. Task No. 1 to select Indian team for NewZealand Series. And Task No. 2 to formalize the BIG DECISION on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and few other seniors T20 fate with the Indian team. InsideSport already has reported that the BCCI is looking to move on from the duo in wake of T20 World CUP in 2024. The selectors need to formalize the decision: Follow IND vs SL & IND vs NZ LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

“Unfortunately, they won’t be picked or considered for NewZealand series. It’s not about they being dropped or anything, we feel we need to move and prepare the team for future. Finally, it is selectors who will have to take the decision & speak to the concerned”, confirmed a top BCCI official

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India Squad NZ Series – Other than the duo of Kohli & Rohit, T20 fate of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R.Ashwin & Mohd Shami will also be decided by the selectors. Right after the ongoing ODI series vs SriLanka, India will play 3 match ODI & 3 game T20 Series vs NewZealand. Rohit, Virat will play the Kiwis in ODI Series but won’t be part of T20 Series starting from 27th January.

1st T20 – Jan 27, Fri – JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
2nd T20 – Jan 29, Sun, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
3RD T20 – Feb 01, Wed, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

The decision on Rohit, Virat and other seniors will be officially communicated by New Selection Committee.

“Chetan and his team will pick the squad for the NewZealand series. The ODI squad won’t change much from the SriLanka series. But it is up to the selectors to experiment with the T20 squad,” a BCCI official told InsideSport.

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Indian Cricket Team Overhaul: Big next 48 hours for Indian Cricket, Selectors set to take BIG DECISION on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli: Follow LIVE Updates

Who are new selectors?

  • Chetan Sharma (Tests: 23, ODIs: 65)
  • Shiv Sundar Das (Tests: 23, ODIs: 4, T20s: 3)
  • Subroto Banerjee (Tests: 1, ODIs: 6, First Class: 59)
  • Salil Ankola (Tests: 1, ODIs: 20, First Class: 54)
  • Sridharan Sharath (First Class: 139, List A: 116)

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“Every team has a short-term and long-term plan. ODI World Cup is our short-term plan. T20 WC is of course the long-term plan. The cycle has already begun. But we won’t get as many T20s this year to keep preparing for the WC. Instead, we have to look for opportunities where we can to prepare the team. If you look at the current squad, it’s the right mix. We only need experience in bowling. In two years, they will get there,” the official said.

What is BCCI’s plan for India T20 Reboot?

  • Have a young team looking at a two-year span.
  • Rebuilding starts now under Hardik Pandya’s leadership.
  • The BCCI wants to have a core group of players for T20s like India have had for ODIs and Tests.
  • The squad for SriLanka T20 series has an average of 27.
  • The most experienced player in the squad is Hardik Pandya who has played 84 T20s.

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5 BIG Decisions New Selection Committee will have to take:

Decision 1: Appoint Hardik Pandya as permanent T20 skipper: Hardik Pandya has taken over the reins of Indian cricket in T20s. The team bears a fresh look of youngsters with no baggage. Suryakumar Yadav has been named the vice-captain. The official announcement of Hardik Pandya as India’s T20 captain is yet to be made. But it looks like a mere formality now. If this happens, then this will be the first time Indian cricket will officially adopt a split captaincy. Rohit Sharma is in charge of the Test and ODI sides.

Decision Number 2: Phasing out seniors from T20I side – The indications were there when the outgoing national selectors opted to draft in young blood for home series against SriLanka. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravi Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were all left out of the T20 squad. The new committee will now make it official.

Decision Number 3: Shortlisting players for T20 World Cup 2024: Soon after Team India was ousted by England at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, there were talks about an overhaul of the Indian cricket team in T20Is. Like the ODI World Cup, selectors will make a shortlist of 20-25 players for T20 World Cup 2024.

Decision Number 4: Captaincy Succession: Rohit Sharma will stay on as the Test and ODI captain until World Cup 2023. But who will succeed him after that considering he is already 35? While Hardik Pandya is likely in ODIs, KL Rahul has a foot in front in Test. But selectors will need to take a call with Rishabh Pant also in contention.

Decision 5: Rahul Dravid’s future as a coach: Rahul Dravid’s tenure ends after 2023 WC. Since India’s semifinal exit from the T20 World Cup in Australia, everyone’s attention has been focused on head coach Rahul Dravid. Not many are happy with methods for playing modern-day T20 cricket. But if he fails to secure the ODI World Cup, the axe is likely to fall on him as well. VVS Laxman is the current favourite. But selectors will have a say in the succession plan of Dravid.

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