Former selectors’ chairman K Srikkanth wants Hardik Pandya to captain India in the 2024 T20 World Cup.
India Cricket Team Restructuring
India Cricket Team Restructuring: After India’s disastrous performance at the betway T20 World Cup, the knives are out. However, it is also time for BCCI to start getting ready for the T20 World Cup in 2024. Former top selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth supports Hardik Pandya to replace Rohit Sharma as T20 captain because Sharma would turn 37 in 2024. To discuss the team’s performance, the BCCI will meet with coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli. India’s full-time T20 captain is expected to be Hardik. As a temporary skipper in New Zealand, Hardik’s first assignment will be there.
“As you can see, if I were the selection committee’s chairman, I’d recommend Hardik Pandya as the leader of the 2024 World Cup team. That would be my number one ranking. And begin a side’s reconstruction immediately now. From the New Zealand series, that. You now begin your World Cup preparations. You must realise that preparation begins two years in advance, former selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikanth remarked on the Star Sports programme “Match Point.”
Will Rohit Sharma relinquish his T20 captaincy of India?
- Rohit Sharma is most likely to give up one captaincy to concentrate on the 2023 World Cup.
- Rohit Sharma would miss more T20s since he will concentrate more on ODIs and Tests in 2023 before 2024.
- As a result, Hardik Pandya has become a credible contender.
- In the absence of Rohit, KL, and Kohli, Hardik will win the BCCI over if India performs well in New Zealand while he serves as captain.
- Although a change was anticipated after the ODI World Cup in 2019, BCCI is expected to make a decision within the next month.
- Rohit Sharma won’t serve as captain for the T20 World Cup in 2024 due to injuries and doubts about his fitness.
- Hardik Pandya is anticipated to take the lead instead.
The following candidate for the ODI and Test captaincy is KL Rahul.
Many former cricket players have criticised India’s “trial and error” approach leading up to the World Cup, but Srikkanth feels now is the time for that. There is still time to make many modifications because the T20 World Cup is still two years away.
Use the “trial and error” approach and do whatever you want for a year. Then, you create a team and ensure that it will be competitive enough to play in the World Cup by 2023. More all-around fastball players are required. See why we won the 1983 World Cup, 2011 World Cup, and 2007 T20 World Cup. Fast-ball all-rounders and semi-all-rounders were plentiful. There will therefore be a tonne of Hoodas to find these men, according to Srikkanth.
Irfan Pathan, though, thinks Hardik Pandya could not be the only answer. He claims that because Hardik is prone to injuries, India needs to create two potential T20 captains.
“With Hardik Pandya, you must realise that he is an all-around fast bowler. He also struggles with injuries. Imagine if your captain suffered an injury just before the World Cup. You’ll be in trouble if you don’t have another leader available. Therefore, in my opinion, you should look for two leaders moving ahead instead of just one. Just as we discuss the need of having a group of openers, Pathan added that having a group of leaders is also important.
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