After a disappointing show in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, all the focus is now on the upcoming tour of West Indies. Many media houses have reported that the BCCI is looking to make big changes and we might see a new coach and also a new ODI captain very soon.
However, nothing official has come from the BCCI office and all these reports are just speculations.
Let’s have a look at changes we might see in India’s upcoming tour of West Indies.
Rishabh Pant might be the first-choice wicketkeeper ahead of MS Dhoni
Rishabh Pant is one of the most talented young cricketers in the world but there is still a big doubt regarding his keeping skills. However, if the media reports are to be believed, he will now be given the larger responsibility and in the upcoming tour of West Indies, Pant will be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper ahead of MS Dhoni.
This also means end of MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is one of the stalwarts of the game but it needs to be said that he has well surpassed his best and it’s time for the selectors to look beyond him to strengthen Indian cricket in the long run.
Inclusion of young players like Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill
These two are extraordinary talent and after a horror show by the middle order in the World Cup 2019, it’s the right time to include Iyer and Gill and give them a long rope.
Rohit Sharma’s captaincy
A big section of fans and pundits believe that Rohit Sharma should take over as India’s ODI captain as he is more calm and has proved his mettle in the Indian Premier League. The upcoming tour of West Indies might just be the start of Rohit Sharma’s career as India’s ODI captain.