Team India’s Vice Captain Decision for Asia Cup 2023 Announced
The announcement of Team India’s squad for Asia Cup 2023 will take place today, on August 21st. The Indian team will take the field with full strength in the Asia Cup, with the possibility of accommodating 17 players in the team. Among these 17 players, 15 will also be selected for the World Cup. Captain Rohit Sharma and Coach Rahul Dravid are both present at the selectors’ meeting taking place in Delhi. Significant information regarding Team India’s vice captain has emerged from this meeting.
A Significant Decision on Team India’s Vice Captain
In recent times, Hardik Pandya has been shouldering the responsibility of captaincy in the T20 format. Meanwhile, he serves as the vice captain in the One Day format. However, for Asia Cup 2023, the responsibility of vice captaincy might be taken up by a lethal fast bowler. According to sources, the explosive and fast-paced Jasprit Bumrah could be appointed as Team India’s vice captain. He has showcased remarkable captaincy skills in the ongoing T20 series against Ireland.
Hardik Pandya’s Fate Hangs in the Balance!
In this context, Jasprit Bumrah is showing strong candidacy to become the vice captain of the Indian team for the upcoming One Day World Cup starting from October 5th. While Hardik Pandya has been designated as the regular T20 international captain, Bumrah has been appointed as the captain for the T20 international series against Ireland, starting this Friday. This move indicates his readiness to challenge the all-rounder from Baroda.
Head Coach Present in the Selectors’ Meeting
Head Coach Rahul Dravid is also present at the ongoing selectors’ meeting in Delhi. The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has taken the unprecedented step of including the head coach in the selection meeting for the first time, breaking away from the tradition of not involving stalwarts like Ravi Shastri and Anil Kumble as part of the selectors’ discussions. While in Australian cricket, the head coach is a part of the National Selection Panel, in India, the coach and captain of the national team do not have voting rights in matters of selection.