Jay Shah Confirms: Rohit to Lead India at T20 World Cup 2024 – Hardik Vice-Captain

Rohit to Lead India at T20 World Cup 2024 : Hardik Vice-Captain

Rohit Sharma is ready to lead India in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in June, Jay Shah revealed in Rajkot on Thursday. Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain.

The announcement by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary has ended the suspense that had been going on for several days regarding the leadership of the global event in the Caribbean and America.

“At this moment, Rohit is the captain of all formats. This is a collective decision, and the selectors are in complete agreement on the matter. Hardik Pandya will retain his position as vice-captain for the T20 World Cup. Consider whether Hardik Shah said, “He got injured, as he did in the last World Cup. In such a situation, who should we hand over the responsibility of leadership to?”

He further said, “If you remember the Afghanistan T20 match, we were in a difficult position at 27 for four, but Rohit’s remarkable century changed the course of the game. We cannot question his abilities. However, we won the World Cup. Won ten matches in a row.” Cup, we fell short in the final. It is an integral part of the game,” Shah reiterated, echoing his previous comments at the event.

Rohit Sharma can still leave Mumbai Indians. Photo: BCCI
Rohit Sharma can still leave Mumbai Indians. Photo: BCCI

“I have not made any comment about the 2023 World Cup, in which we lost the final in Ahmedabad. However, I can assure you that India will play in the T20 in Barbados on June 29 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma,” Shah said confidently. Will win the World Cup.” In the ceremony where the name of Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium was changed to Niranjan Shah Stadium.

Shah’s announcement comes a day before the start of the third Test against England in Rajkot. India are aiming to take the lead in the most tightly contested series so far.

Pandya emerged as a strong contender for the captaincy, especially after replacing Rohit Sharma as the captain of Mumbai Indians. However, Shah’s comment put an end to all speculations.

Shah also stressed that he will write up the players for participating in domestic cricket. Many of the country’s top players are reportedly avoiding playing Ranji Trophy matches to stay fit for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). “This is an important issue. I will write to all the players tomorrow. If your captain and coach instruct you to play, you have to follow it and participate in red-ball cricket. This instruction applies to all those players. who are not at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). We will ensure that injured players do not aggravate their injuries by playing red-ball cricket and jeopardize their chances in white-ball cricket. However, these instructions apply to all young and fit players “Applies to,” Shah declared.

 T20 World Cup 2024 : Hardik Vice-Captain
T20 World Cup 2024 : Hardik Vice-Captain | Hardik Playing ODI World Cup 2023 @getty images

However, the BCCI secretary refused to name any player, including Ishan Kishan, who is focusing on IPL preparations. “He is a young player… There is no need to mention his name. This instruction applies to all players, including those under contract. Going forward, all players will have the opportunity to participate in domestic cricket. There will be no option but to take it.”

Shah also informed that the new selector, for whom the board had recently advertised, would be appointed soon. When he was specifically asked whether the new selector would be from North Zone, he said that it depended on the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). He said, “The team for the Test series has been selected. After this there are no international assignments. There is IPL. But we will finalize the process as soon as possible.”

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