After a disappointing performance by the Indian team in the Asia Cup 2022, the BCCI has shown confidence in their core group for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Reportedly, BCCI is likely to discuss transition plans for veteran players Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja after the World Cup to manage their workload.
Both Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja are regular players in the Indian team for all formats and the growing age factor of Kohli, and Jadeja's injuries are the major concerns for their transitions.
A BCCI senior official told InsideSport, "See, it’s nothing new. After every big event, there is a transition period. After last year’s World Cup, Shami was transitioned to focus on the two formats. Virat isn’t getting any younger. With the number of matches we play, he has to be managed as well. And we feel there needs to be a change. For Jadeja, the sheer number of injuries is a concern. We will discuss the transition plans after the World Cup."
The BCCI official also talked about Indian skipper Rohit Sharma's captaincy tenure with Team India and said, "We made it clear when he took over captaincy of all three formats that he will be in charge till the 2023 World Cup. After that, we will have a discussion. We have to understand that he is close to 36 and leading India in all three formats besides Mumbai will be difficult for him," he added.
The BCCI official continued, "For Virat, if there is no intimation from him on stepping down, we have to have a hard talk. But obviously, it will be decided only after the T20 World Cup. Despite the Asia Cup exit, we are confident in our core group."