Indian cricket once again set for different Test & ODI, T20 captains, 5 other cricket nations also in favour of split captaincy

India split captaincy: Indian cricket is set to return to split captaincy as Virat Kohli intends to step down for Rohit Sharma T20 World Cup
India split captaincy: Indian cricket is set to return to split captaincy as Virat Kohli intends to step down for Rohit Sharma T20 World Cup

India split captaincy: 5 other cricket nations who favour split captaincy –  Team India are all set to adopt split captaincy with reports suggesting that Virat Kohli will step down as limited-overs captain, handing over the reins to Rohit Sharma. Kohli has been India’s captain in all formats since 2017 but he is all set to step down in a bid to focus on his batting. The split captaincy will not be the first time India will see. Anil Kumble became the Test captain while MS Dhoni took over white-ball reins in 2007. Furthermore, there are other nations that follow the same policy.

India split captaincy: As per a Times of India report, India’s all-format captain Virat Kohli will soon quit ODI and T20 captaincy. Virat Kohli will quit as India’s white-ball captain right after the T20 World Cup and IPL’s most successful skipper Rohit Sharma will take over the mantle. Sharma has won the IPL five times as skipper in the last eight seasons and is currently the vice-captain of the team.

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India split captaincy: The idea of split captaincy has been around for some time now. Australia had Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh for different formats followed by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting. South Africa had AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis in the last decade.

Indian cricket saw it happening for the first time in 2007 when Anil Kumble was captaining the Test team and MS Dhoni-led in shorter formats. In 2015, MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket. Virat Kohli was made the Test captain while Dhoni continued to be the white-ball captain till 2017.

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Indian cricket once again set for different Test & ODI, T20 captains, 5 other cricket nations also in favor of split captaincy

India split captaincy: As things stand, only Kohli, Babar Azam and Kane Williamson are the all-format captains among the top 10 cricket playing nations. The likes of England, Australia and South Africa have all adopted split captaincy to ensure, maximum output from their players on the field.

India split captaincy: CURRENT TEAMS WITH SPLIT CAPTAINCY

ENGLAND: Joe Root (Tests), Eoin Morgan (T20s & ODIs)

AUSTRALIA: Tim Paine (Tests), Aaron Finch (T20s & ODIs)

WEST INDIES: Kraigg Brathwaite (Tests), Keiron Pollard (T20s & ODIs)

SOUTH AFRICA: Dean Elgar (Tests), Temba Bavuma (T20s & ODIs)

BANGLADESH: Mominul Haque (Tests), Tamim Iqbal (ODIs), Mahmudullah (T20s)

SRI LANKA: Dimuth Karunaratne (Tests), Dasun Shanaka (T20s & ODIs)