Should team India opt for spilt captaincy?
After India failed to win another ICC event, Chetan Sharma and the selection committee were sacked from the BCCI and the appointment of a new selection committee has begun. One of the criteria for the new selection committee is to appoint separate captains as India will go into split captaincy.
Should India opt for split captaincy?
After the introduction of the T20 format, teams have followed split captaincy where one captain would lead the white ball format while another captain would lead the red ball format. Teams like Australia, England, and South Africa have followed split captaincy for years and they have seen the results unfold. India, Pakistan, and New Zealand are the only teams who have a captain for all the formats.
England: Ben Stokes (Tests), Jos Buttler (ODI and T20)
Australia: Pat Cummins(Test and ODI's), Aaron Finch (T20I)
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (Tests), Rovman Powell (ODI and T20I)
South Africa: Dean Elgar (Tests), Temba Bavuma (ODI and T20I)
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (ODI), Shakib-Al Hasan (ODI and Test)
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (Tests), Dasun Shanaka (ODI and T20I)
After Hardik Pandya has been appointed as India's new T20 captain, it is safe to say that India is going to follow split captaincy. Hardik Pandya has been a successful T20 captain so far as he has led Gujarat Titans to win the 2022 IPL in their debut season.
Hardik Pandya will be the captain of the T20 team while Rohit Sharma will continue to be the captain for the test and ODI format. It is a good decision as the captains won't get burdened by workload and the team will go into a fresh approach going into each format. Split captaincy might help India achieve the results India needs and it can end their 8-year ICC trophy drought.
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