Due to his subpar performance in the format, Indian opener KL Rahul lost his position as vice-captain of the squad. The 30-year-old hasn’t hit a century in the format in the last ten innings. Team India hasn’t yet unveiled their new vice-captain, despite rumours that Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were the front-runners for the position.
There are rumours that India would introduce their new vice-captain before the third Test against Australia, which starts on March 1. Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim believes that Rishabh Pant’s absence may be the cause of the nation’s tardiness in releasing the identity of its new vice captain. The wicketkeeper-batter won’t be seen on the cricket field for the rest of the year afterhis catastrophic car crash in December of the previous year.
There is a reason why India opted not to name a vice-captain. Everyone is awaiting Rishabh Pant’s return with bated breath. He is the ideal candidate to serve as vice captain. He was also getting instruction. Karim, who was cited by India News Sports, said that the WTC cycle, which starts in two years, must also be taken into consideration.
Karim believes that there are only two qualified applicants for the position: Jadeja and Pant. Despite Pant’s temporary absence from the Test series against Australia, Jadeja made an impressive international comeback, collecting the Player of the Match award in both of the final games. Tests.
There are currently just two candidates, in my opinion:Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant. Jadeja’s issue, however, is that he has had some injury issues. Pant, on the other hand, hasn’t sustained any major injuries. He has always been healthy, the father added, despite this tragic accident.