According to fresh reports, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is all set to retain his spot as Indian captain in Test and ODIs, while Chetan Sharma might continue as the Chief Selector. Notably, the Roger Binny-led BCCI panel met on Sunday evening to review India’s performance in T20 World Cup 2022 and made some notable amendments to the selection criteria.
A report published in PTI claimed that Indian selectors were impressed with Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and are of the opinion that he must continue to lead the side in ODIs and Test format. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya, who is likely to take T20I captaincy, was not part of the meeting since it was aimed at India’s WTC campaign and the 2023 ODI World Cup.
“Rohit is leading India in Tests and ODIs and there was no such discussion about his future as a leader in these two formats. Look at his captaincy record in Tests and ODIs and it is more than impressive,” a BCCI was quoted saying by PTI. Meanwhile, the report has also claimed that Chetan Sharma is likely to continue as the Chief Selector but with a new team.
Notably, BCCI is set to announce the new committee in the coming week, and legendary pacer Venkatesh Prasad’s name is on the shortlist from the South Zone but there is no guarantee that he will make the cut. Ex-India batsman SS Das is set to be the candidate from the East Zone while there is a three-way race for the West Zone between Mukund Parmar, Salil Ankola, and Sameer Dighe.
"Chetan wouldn't have been told, he wouldn't have applied in the first place. That itself is an indication. India has a World Cup to play in 10 months. Chetan and Harvinder's presence will add continuity along with three new members," the BCCI further explained.