The captain has been decided, now it is the turn of the vice-captain. Rohit Sharma has replaced Virat Kohli in ODIs after T20. In such a situation, now the big question is who will be the vice-captain in place of Rohit Sharma. It is believed that Rohit Sharma will hardly stay with the team after the 2024 T20 World Cup. At that time he would have been 37 years old. In such a situation, the same player will be made the vice-captain, in whom the future captain is seen.
The biggest contender for the vice-captaincy can be considered Lokesh Rahul, who has a lot of experience of captaincy through the IPL. This responsibility can be given to Rahul for the team of One Day International and T20 International. His name is also running at the fore in media reports. The role of this Karnataka batsman has become increasingly important in the limited overs format. He is playing well and has become a key player in the team. With Rahul taking over the responsibility in the recently concluded series against New Zealand, the right-handed batsman is believed to be the natural successor.
Some members of the selection committee want Rishabh Pant to be the vice-captain of the team in place of KL Rahul. Some members of the selection committee wanted Rishabh Pant to be made the vice-captain of the team in limited overs. The 24-year-old Pant was the captain of Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Under his captaincy, the team topped the league stage. The aggressive mindset with which Rishabh Pant bats, perhaps his style is also seen in the team. However, it cannot be denied that he is constantly grooming with mentors like Ricky Ponting. Pant’s young age and his impressive captaincy in the IPL as well as the crucial role of wicketkeeper in the DRS have solidified his claim.
If the team management looks at other options other than KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, then Indian team speedstar Jasprit Bumrah can be a better option. Team India’s pace battery under Bumrah has done well in every corner of the world. He is the leader of the bowling team. He also keeps guiding young players like Siraj from time to time during the match. In such a situation, if BCCI hands over the vice-captaincy to Bumrah, then no one should be surprised.