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Ajinkya Rahane sacked as Check vice-captain, Rohit Sharma named Virat Kohli’s deputy

India’s T20I and ODI skipper Rohit Sharma will exchange Ajinkya Rahane as Check vice-captain for the approaching excursion of South Africa.

India Excursion of South Africa: Rohit Sharma replaces Ajinkya Rahane as Check vice-captain (AFP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane has been sacked as India’s Check vice-captainRohit Sharma shall be Virat Kohli’s deputy in South Africa Check seriesAjinkya Rahane’s deficient run with the bat has value him Check vice-captaincy

The Board of Regulate for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday appointed Rohit Sharma as India’s new vice-captain for the approaching Check excursion of South Africa. Rohit shall be changing Ajinkya Rahane as Virat Kohli’s deputy for the sequence in opposition to South Africa.

Rohit used to be passed over the accountability to guide India in T20Is after Virat Kohli stepped down and he has additionally been named as India’s captain in ODIs. Whilst Rahane has been a standard in whites, Rohit’s shares have additionally risen within the purest layout of the sport.

Squad: Virat Kohli (Capt),Rohit Sharma(vc), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2021

With a longer run of deficient shape in recent years, Ajinkya Rahane’s position within the group has been underneath the scanner for some time. Rahane has scored simply two half-centuries since scoring a century in opposition to Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor in December ultimate 12 months and his reasonable has been within the mid-20s during the last 29 innings.

To this point in 2021, Rahane averages 19.57 in 12 Checks. He’s going during the worst segment in his profession however this dip has been within the making for a couple of years. In 2017, he averaged a modest 34.62, adopted via a not up to unusual 30.66 in 2018. Alternatively, Rahane completed 2019 with a mean of 71.33 from 8 Checks.

Rahane has led the Indian Check group on more than one events previously, together with the primary Check in Kanpur in Kohli’s absence. Particularly, previous this 12 months, India registered a historical sequence win in Australia underneath Rahane’s captaincy simplest.

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