Virat Kohli’s future as India’s ODI captain is in doubt as the BCCI prepares to pick the team for the upcoming South African trip. Kohli, 33, has excelled in bilateral competitions but has struggled in ICC tournaments (ICC).
Recently, he stood down as RCB and Team India’s T20I captain. The Men in Blue were eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2021 before the semi-finals, ending Kohli’s captaincy tenure. Kohli did not captain India in the first Test against New Zealand, but he will in Mumbai.
The Chetan Sharma-led selection panel was due to convene following India’s Kanpur Test against New Zealand. However, the Omicron form of COVID-19 caused a delay. Earlier, the BCCI was said to be waiting for government approval for the visit.
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The guys who aren’t playing against the Kiwis were quarantined in Mumbai. Apparently, the Indian board will name the teams regardless of whether the trip begins or not.
“The Indian squad will be announced in the next few days’ time. We will have everything ready from our end and then wait for the government’s nod. If the government tell us to abort the trip, then we would, but we need to keep the squad selected and ready,” a senior BCCI official