ENG vs IND: Team India have had multiple captains across formats over the last few months. Jasprit Bumrah became the latest to lead India at the highest level.
Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah. Courtesy: AP
- Jasprit Bumrah recently captained India in the 5th Test against England
- Rohit Sharma will lead India in the ODI and T20I series against England
- India will take part in a T20I series againsr England from July 7
Former wicketkeeper-batter Deep Dasgupta reckoned that Team India should try and bring in some stability as far as captaincy across formats is concerned. Over the last three months or so, India have had quite a few captains, including full-time skipper Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah.
Due to concerns surrounding injuries and Covid-19, India have had to appoint multiple skippers. Dasgupta clearly stated that the Men in Blue have been a tad unstable regarding national captaincy.
“It is very important for the team to have a stable captain. The position of the captain had been really [unstable] in the last few months, especially during England Test or Ireland tour,” Dasgupta was quoted as saying.
“Due to injury and any other reason, we had to shuffle between captains. But now Rohit is fit and is available for the upcoming games,” he stated.
Dasgupta also reckoned that Team India should be careful while selecting their players ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia later this year.
“With only 2-3 months left for the T20 World Cup, there are many players who have showcased their spectacular performances. India is left with 20-22 games before the World Cup, so the selectors might have started shortlisting the players for the big tournament.”
“Each and every match will be very important from now on,” Dasgupta added.
India are now set to take part in the three-match T20I series against England. Southampton, Trent Bridge and London will host the white-ball matches, starting Thursday, July 7th.