Three captaincy options for India after the 20-20 World Cup

Here we look at three captaincy options for India after the 20-20 World Cup gets over as the reign of Rohit Sharma will be a short one.

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Suryakumar Yadav

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Rohit Sharma was handed the baton of captaincy from Virat Kohli last year as the top brass from the Indian Cricket Board felt that India did not do well in marquee tournaments under Kohli's reign. They believed that Rohit will be the right man to lead India as he has won five Indian T20 League titles for his franchise.

But from an Indian point of view, the reign will be a short one for Rohit Sharma as he is already 35 and he is most likely to give up the T20 captaincy once the current 20-20 World Cup is over. Let us take a look at potential captaincy options for India after the 20-20 World Cup.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul KL Rahul -Source (Twitter)

The star Indian batter KL Rahul has been appointed as vice-captain for the national side in all three formats. He has stepped in as a standby skipper in the absence of the regular players when they were injured or rested. Rahul did not have the best of starts when he was appointed captain for the South Africa ODIs, where they lost 3-0.

He did redeem himself against Zimbabwe when the Men in Blue won the ODIs 3-0 under his leadership. He also led India in a T20I in New Zealand in 2020 in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as India emerged victorious in that game. The Indian vice-captain will be next in line to lead the blues.

Shreyas Iyer

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Kolkata's captain in the Indian T20 League, Shreyas Iyer, has been in good form in the white ball formats for India. He has scored 1030 runs in T20I for India, and in the recent ODI series against South Africa, he scored a total of 191 runs in the three matches.

Iyer has got captaincy experience under his belt as well. He led the Delhi franchise for a brief while in 2018 and also in 2019. Then he took charge of the Kolkata franchise in 2022. His calm and cool demeanour in crises will help India if he takes up the leadership role in T20I cricket.

Suryakumar Yadav

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Batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav has hit a purple patch in T20I cricket for India as he has scored 1045 runs for India in just one year at an average of 38.90 and a strike rate of 176.81. He could assume the role of skipper in T20I's for India. He has had prior experience and captained Mumbai in domestic cricket.

Surya has also been involved in a leadership role when he was at the Kolkata franchise in the Indian T20 League. He was the vice-captain of the side when Gautam Gambhir led the team in 2012. This was a sign that he was fit to take on big roles at a young age.

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