Rohit Sharma to Captain Team India in T20Is, KL Rahul Takes Charge for ODIs in South Africa Tour

In the upcoming South Africa tour, dynamic opener Rohit Sharma is set to lead Team India in the high-octane three-match T20 International series. The reins of captaincy will then smoothly transition to the capable hands of KL Rahul for the subsequent One Day Internationals.

Given Rohit Sharma’s impactful leadership and recent exploits, the selectors have entrusted him with the captaincy for the T20Is, acknowledging his ability to navigate the challenges on the African continent. Meanwhile, KL Rahul, known for his consistent and composed performances, will steer the ship during the ODIs.


The decision comes on the heels of Virat Kohli expressing his desire for a well-deserved break from white-ball cricket. While Kohli will be absent from the limited-overs leg, he remains available for selection in the red-ball format, gearing up for the intense battle in the two Test matches against South Africa.

With Hardik Pandya sidelined due to injury, the selection committee, under the guidance of Ajit Agarkar, strategically crafted the leadership roles, ensuring a seamless transition of command for the different formats. The series promises an enthralling display of cricketing prowess as Team India prepares to leave its mark on South African soil.

Stay tuned as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul lead the charge, steering Team India through the dynamic cricketing landscape of T20Is and ODIs in the rainbow nation.