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Players Who Can Replace Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI Captain

Players Who Can Replace Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI Captain

As the ICC 2023 World Cup approaches, it’s imperative to consider a successor for India’s ODI Captain role, with Rohit Sharma nearing the age of 37, therefore, it is time to start considering his replacement.

In this article, we will discuss five players who could replace Rohit Sharma as ODI captain after the 2023 World Cup. These players are all young, and talented, and have the potential to lead India to success in ODI cricket.

Five Players Who Can Become India’s ODI Captain:

#5. Hardik Pandya

Players Who Can Replace Rohit Sharma as India's ODI Captain
Courtesy: The Hindu Business Line

In limited-overs cricket, Hardik Pandya has an established record of success. He guided the Gujarat Titans to their first IPL title and second-place finish in the previous IPL season, and he also helped India win several series. Pandya is a talented all-rounder who can bowl both pace and spin along with batting at any position. Additionally, he holds excellent fielding skills and a natural knack for leadership.

Hardik Pandya’s captaincy record in all formats:

  • Test cricket: Pandya has not captained India in Test cricket yet.
  • ODI cricket: Pandya has captained India in 3 ODIs, winning 2 and losing 1. Win percentage is 66.7%.
  • T20I cricket: Pandya has captained India in 13 T20Is, winning 8, losing 4, and drawing 1. Win percentage is 61.53%.
  • IPL cricket: Pandya has captained Gujarat Titans in 30 IPL matches, winning 22, and losing 9. Win percentage is 70.96%.

Hardik Pandya has an excellent record as the captain across all formats. In both ODI and T20I cricket, he has an overall success rate of over 60%, and with a winning percentage of 75% in the IPL, he is the competition’s most successful captain. Although he is still a young and inexperienced captain, he has already shown a lot of promise.

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