The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Rohit Sharma as the new captain of the ODI format. He will replace Virat Kohli. The BCCI has given this responsibility to Rohit in view of the 2023 ODI World Cup. There are still two years left in the tournament and Hitman will now be able to prepare the team afresh. Rohit and new head coach Rahul Dravid will be responsible for helping India win the ODI World Cup after 10 years.
The biggest challenge before Rohit-Dravid
The BCCI has already geared up for the 2023 ODI World Cup. The biggest challenge before Rohit and Dravid will be what kind of responsibility is given to former captain Virat Kohli. Also, how to mix new talent with experience. Rohit’s test will start with the South African tour. Rohit’s debut in T20 as a regular T20 captain was spectacular.
Rohit-Dravid’s great debut in T20
Under his captaincy, India made a clean sweep of New Zealand 3-0. Now Rohit will have to do the same thing on the South African tour and will have to assure that the selectors have taken the decision. he is right. The three-match ODI series between India and South Africa will start from January 19. India has played 10 ODIs under Rohit’s captaincy. Out of this, the team has won eight. Team India will have to take him to new heights from the 2023 World Cup.
Indian team has won two world cups
Team India has won two ODI World Cups before this. The first World Cup was won by India in 1983. Then the command of the Indian team was in the hands of Kapil Dev. At the same time, PR Man Singh was in the role of coach. The pairing of both was amazing and India defeated the two-time champions West Indies to win the World Cup trophy.
Dhoni-Kirsten won the World Cup in 2011
The same feat was done by the pair of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Gary Kirsten in 2011. Team India won the ODI World Cup for the second time in 2011. Then there was captain Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten. This World Cup was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final. Now it will be on the pair of Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma.
Dravid would like to make the team champion
Dravid has given success to Team India even before this. Earlier, he was also the coach of the Under-19 team. Under his supervision, Team India was the runner-up team of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup. However, he did not give up and made the team champion in 2018. India won the 2018 Under-19 World Cup under Dravid’s coaching only. Now Dravid would like to make the senior team champion as well.