India vs Afghanistan: Who Will Be The Captain Of India? Will Virat and Rohit Come Back to T20?

The group led by Ajit Agarkar, including SS Das and Salil Ankola, is expected to choose the team for the upcoming three T20I matches against India vs Afghanistan. These matches are crucial as they are India’s last T20I games before the 2024 T20 World Cup in June, which will be held in the USA and West Indies.

In their recent matches, India performed well by winning 4 out of 5 games against Australia in November. Later, under the captaincy of Suryakumar Yadav, they drew 1-1 against South Africa in a three-match series, where one match got canceled due to rain.

Mathes Against Afghanistan

The T20I series against India vs Afghanistan is set to start on January 11. The first match will be held at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, followed by the second on January 14 in Indore, and the final match on the 17th at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium.

India vs Afghanistan: Will Rohit Sharma andĀ Virat Kohli Make a Comeback in T20?

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The main focus of India’s preparation for the T20 World Cup, and even in this announcement of the squad, has been whether Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will return to T20Is after a 13-month break. The last time they played a T20I match was in the World Cup semifinal loss to England in 2022 in Australia.

In 2023, with the ODI World Cup being the priority, Rohit and Kohli concentrated on the 50-over format. Although it was expected that they might return to T20Is for the South Africa tour, they decided to extend their break. This has led to discussions about whether they will be available for the T20 World Cup in 2024.

As per a PTI report from earlier this week, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have expressed their interest in playing in the T20 World Cup scheduled for June. However, it is still unclear whether they will be part of the T20I series against Afghanistan.

India vs Afghanistan: Is There Will Be New Captain For The Series?

Hardik Pandya got injured in October during the ODI World Cup and hasn’t recovered yet. Suryakumar Yadav, who filled in for him as the captain, also got injured in the last match and will be out for at least a month. The announcement of the Indian squad for the India vs Afghanistan will likely reveal the new captain unless Rohit Sharma also decides not to play.

Ravindra Jadeja could be a captain option, but he might be rested to manage his workload for the upcoming England Test series. Ruturaj Gaikwad, another potential captain, is also out with an injury so the final option can be Shubman Gill as a captain of India.

What About Bumrah And Siraj?

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According to The Indian Express, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, who performed exceptionally well in India’s win against Cape Town by taking six wickets each, might not play in the T20Is against India vs Afghanistan. The selectors want to give them some rest to ensure they are in good shape for the upcoming longer series against England starting later this month.


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