Ever since India’s ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, there has been a lot of talk about the problem areas for the team. Many also feel that the team was too reliant on Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs in the tournament.
While this has been an area that is also highlighted as per the scoring charts of the World Cup, another factor that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also keen to discuss is the idea of split captaincy.
Speaking to IANS, a board functionary said that good teams start preparations immediately after one campaign ends, and the biggest result of that is England winning the World Cup on Sunday. So keeping an eye on the future, India too could look at the option of having Rohit lead the team in the 50-over format, while Kohli continues in Tests and T20Is.
“This would be the right time for Rohit to take over the mantle of captaincy in the 50-over format. There has been immense support to the present captain and the management, and it is time to plan ahead for the next World Cup; and for that, the existing ideas and plans need a fresh look. We all know some areas need a re-look. Rohit would be the right man for the job,” the functionary said.
While Vinod Rai has said that a review meeting will take place to assess the performance of the team, there are certain other issues that could also be discussed.