Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya will be captain and vice-captain leading into ODI World Cup: Dinesh Karthik

Written by Rohit Pawar

Dinesh Karthik feels that Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya will be the captain and vice-captain of the Indian team leading into next year’s World Cup.

2022 was a year that saw India use many players in the captaincy role, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah donning the captain’s hat at various points in time.

“Absolutely. I think leadership definitely, for me, is a close call. And I think it will be between Rohit and Hardik Pandya. These two are the big names. I know KL Rahul has been the white-ball vice-captain, but I do think Hardik Pandya has thrown his name strongly in the mix and it will be captain vice-captain role between a Hardik and a Rohit in the coming 12 months, because I think he has shown his skills in the IPL as a leader and that might be coming through soon for team India as well” he said.

“So, for the moment, it looks like even though there are a lot of other leaders who have captained India in the recent 12 months because of the amount of cricket played with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant. All these players donning the captain’s hat for a bit. Jasprit Bumrah as well. But for the moment, it will be a toss up between Rohit and Hardik Pandya or rather Rohit and Hardik Pandya will be the captain and vice-captain leading into the World Cup for sure” Karthik added.

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