The Delhi Test match between India and Australia was decided on Sunday (February 19). India made it back-to-back wins in the first two matches of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 to take a 2-0 lead over visitors Australia. India’s opening batsman KL Rahul, however, again disappointed the fans in both these matches. As a result Rahul was stripped of the vice-captaincy of the team.
The BCCI had earlier announced the squad for the first two matches of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. KL Rahul was playing as the vice-captain of the team for these two matches. But in the third and fourth Tests of the series, Rahul was stripped of the vice-captaincy of the Indian team. The BCCI on Sunday announced the squad for the final two Test matches of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. But this time, the post of vice-captain, which is always written before Rahul’s name, was not there. Now that BCCI has removed this responsibility from Rahul, he may also be dropped from the playing eleven.
India’s squad for 3rd & 4th Test vs Australia
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, S Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, R Jadeja, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Shreyas Iyer , Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2023
KL Rahul is one of India’s leading batsmen. But of late he has been seen struggling to score runs. Meanwhile, his lackluster performances cost the team too. But now it is predicted that Shubman Gill will come in place of Rahul to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma. But the question is about the position of vice-captain of the team. According to media reports, Rohit may soon appoint a new vice-captain for the team. To become the vice-captain of the team, the player’s place in the playing eleven should always be confirmed. In this way, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin seem to be the three main options for the vice-captain position before Rohit. All these three players have performed well in recent times and can handle the responsibility of vice-captain well.
Indian squad selected for 3rd and 4th Test against Australia –
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shreyas Iyer , Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.
(BCCI has removed KL Rahul as the vice-captain of the Indian team)