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“We need to groom KL Rahul”: Chetan Sharma on Staff India’s captain for South Africa ODIs



Captaincy comes with numerous accountability and KL Rahul is used to it as he has already captained Punjab Kings (PBKS) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2 consecutive years.

Staff India’s newly-appointed white-ball captain Rohit Sharma was on Friday dominated out of the upcoming ODI series against South Africa on account of a hamstring damage, forcing the selectors to nominate Rahul as skipper of the chosen 18-member group.

“Rohit Sharma just isn’t match, he’s in rehab and he’s not going for the ODI sequence in South Africa. He’s engaged on and constructing on his health. We by no means needed to take probability with him,” the Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma mentioned earlier than asserting the ODI squad.

“We need to groom KL Rahul and now we have confidence in him. He has proved his management qualities. KL is the very best one who can deal with the aspect. He’s an all-format participant and he has acquired good expertise of captaincy… that is what all selectors assume,” he added.

The previous Indian all-rounder additionally revealed that the selectors are at the moment not pondering past the 2022 T20 World Cup.

“We’re undoubtedly getting ready for the 2023 (50-over) World Cup however our first purpose is the T20 World Cup. We’re not pondering past that,” Sharma mentioned.

“We’ve no proper to imagine who can be match or not. Nobody needs to be unfit. We’re grooming KL Rahul and we even have [Jasprit] Bumrah. We wish them to be taught and that can be good for Indian cricket.”

The South Africa versus India ODI sequence will start on January 19 on the Boland Park in Paarl. The second ODI match will happen on January 21 on the identical venue and the third ODI can be on the Newlands, Cape City on January 23.

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