The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to name its 17-member squad for the 50-over Asia Cup 2023 and the ODI World Cup 2023. Just a day prior to the squad announcement, reports surfaced that Indian spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is all set to be named the vice-captain of the side with Rohit Sharma leading the Men in Blue.
As per a report published by The Times of India, Jasprit Bumrah is set to replace Hardik Pandya as the vice-captain of the side. While Jasprit Bumrah is currently leading the Indian side in the three-match Ireland series, Hardik Pandya led Team India in the five-match T20I series, which the side lost 3-2.
“If you look in terms of leadership seniority, Bumrah is ahead of Pandya as he captained the Test team in 2022. He has also been ODI vice-captain before Pandya during the ODI tour of South Africa,” a BCCI source told PTI. “Don’t be surprised if you see Bumrah being made an ODI deputy to Rohit for both Asia Cup and World Cup,” he further added.
The Men in Blue will begin their Asia Cup 2023 campaign against Pakistan on September 2 at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy, whereas they will begin their ODI World Cup campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.