Hyderabad: Modern day greats of cricket Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been pillars of Indian cricket over last decade, but if reports are to be believed, BCCI and the team management is unlikely to consider the star batters for T20 cricket.
According to reports, the Chetan Sharma-led selection panel, which will soon announce India’s squad for upcoming white ball series against New Zealand, wants to shape a young team looking ahead with the 2024 edition of T20 world cup in mind.
With the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishab Pant and Shubman Gill performing well with the bat, the two senior players could be overlooked for T20s by the selectors, though they will be part of the ODI format, just as they were selected for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
As Hardik Pandya has proved himself to be a calm and confident leader, there is enough speculation about Rohit Sharma’s road as the T20 captain coming to an end.
Meanwhile, speaking to media ahead of the first ODI against Sri Lanka, skipper Rohit Sharma said that the young T20 side was played against Sri Lanka to manage workload of senior players....