Captaincy comes with numerous duty and KL Rahul is used to it as he has already captained Punjab Kings (PBKS) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2 consecutive years.
Workforce India’s newly-appointed white-ball captain Rohit Sharma was on Friday dominated out of the upcoming ODI collection towards South Africa as a result of a hamstring harm, forcing the selectors to nominate Rahul as skipper of the chosen 18-member group.
“Rohit Sharma will not be match, he’s in rehab and he’s not going for the ODI collection in South Africa. He’s engaged on and constructing on his health. We by no means wished to take likelihood with him,” the Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma mentioned earlier than saying the ODI squad.
“We need to groom KL Rahul and we have now confidence in him. He has proved his management qualities. KL is the most effective one who can deal with the aspect. He’s an all-format participant and he has bought good expertise of captaincy… that is what all selectors suppose,” he added.
The previous Indian all-rounder additionally revealed that the selectors are at present not considering past the 2022 T20 World Cup.
“We’re undoubtedly making ready for the 2023 (50-over) World Cup however our first intention is the T20 World Cup. We aren’t considering past that,” Sharma mentioned.
“Now we have no proper to imagine who might be match or not. Nobody needs to be unfit. We’re grooming KL Rahul and we even have [Jasprit] Bumrah. We would like them to be taught and that might be good for Indian cricket.”
The South Africa versus India ODI collection will start on January 19 on the Boland Park in Paarl. The second ODI match will happen on January 21 on the identical venue and the third ODI might be on the Newlands, Cape City on January 23.