Rohit Sharma is likely to lead Team India in the upcoming Nidahas trophy, to be played in Sri Lanka in March, as regular captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are believed to be rested for the Three countries T20 Tournament.
Apart from Kohli and Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya also won’t be part of the squad for the series.
That means, a few youngsters could be a part of the team. Rohit had earlier captained India in an ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2017. The team had won two games under his leadership, and lost one.
The team for the tournament is likely to be picked on Sunday. Among some of the youngsters, Delhi keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant could could get the nod as chief selector MSK Prasad was seen having a chat with him, during a Vijay Hazare match at the Palam cricket ground recently.
Nidahas Trophy will kick off from the 6th March, involving India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.