The resignation of MS Dhoni as the ODI and T20I skipper left people curious to know who will succeed his captaincy. The outstanding performance by Virat Kohli match after another match convinced the jury to hand over the captaincy to him.
As a result, Kohli became the skipper of test team in the year 2015. He acted as the vice-captain to Dhoni in limited over formats. Now since Kohli is promoted as the captain, again a vacancy for vice-captain has been created. To fill this void, there are many eligible players who have the chances of appointed as the Kohli’s deputy by the Indian selectors.
Let’s have a look who all meet the eligibility criteria of the vice president for Indian cricket team in T20I and ODIS game formats. Free Cricket Betting Online in India
1. Rohit Sharma
He is the favorite name of many when we talk about the vice-captain of Indian team in limited-overs format. After the thigh injury that he sustained in the fifth ODI against New Zealand, he made a powerful comeback. He possesses all those qualities that are required to be the captain of Indian team. Also, during the IPL he has shown his calibre as the captain during which Mumbai Indians tasted victory twice. Also, seeing the bonding between Kohli and Rohit, if this Mumbaikar is not selected as the vice-captain, it would be quite shocking.
2. R Ashwin
Religious followers of Tamil Nadu cricket what as assest R Ashiwn is to the Indian cricket team. There is no doubt in the fact Ashwin can be a good captain as he always has a plan B if plan A doesn’t works. It would be interesting for the fans to see what wise ideas he shares with the captain prior and during the match. Ashwin played the role of vice-captain of the Indian team when Ajinkya Rahane was ruled out of the two test matches against England.
3. Ajinkya Rahane
He is another experienced player who has captained the Indian cricket team in 2015. He enjoyed the captaincy during the India’s tour of Zimbabwe. At that time he created the history by becoming the seventh Indian captain by completing a whitewash in an ODI series. Interestingly, he is also known as the Kohli’s assistant in the games with longer formats. So it won’t be wrong to choose him as the Virat Kohli’s deputy. Now we all would be curious to know whether selectors would find Rahane as the suitable candidate despite his irregular performance in limited overs. Indian Premier League Betting at 24sevenbet
4. Suresh Raina
He has captained the Indian team in the past and hence is not amateur for the vice-captain vacancy. Earlier, Raina was the successor to MS Dhoni because of his tons of runs in international cricket. He was appointed as the captain of the Indian ODI side in the year 2010 for Zimbabwe tour. Additionally, he was also advertised as Dhoni’s protege since he learnt captaincy from Dhoni himself during the days they both spent together at Chennai Super Kings. But the poor performance of the Raina made many disappointed and hence was dropped from the Indian ODI team. But he is still a part of the T20 squad and hence there are speculation he might be seen as Dhoni’s deputy again.
5. KL Rahul
He is one of those players who has hands-on experience in the Indian team for playing across all the three game formats. A young, fiery soul needed for the Kohli’s deputy couldn’t be better than him. However, we can’t deny the risk involved in investing on such a young player. Born in Karnataka, he doesn’t have a captaincy experience professionally in the past and thus making him the vice president might put pressure on his shoulders. As a result, he might not deliver best results in batting. But in case if he performs well as the vice-captain, he can be groomed later to perform the role of a captain when Kohli decided to step down from his position. Know About Different Types of Bet Place in Cricket