ICC T20 World Cup 2021: The hype and the excitement for the mega ICC T20 World Cup 2021 have begun to flow among the cricket-loving souls across the globe. With almost three months left for the event to kickstart, the T20 World Cup will bring up smiles in the faces of various fans during these prevailing testing times.
If we see these couple of months, there is a completely packed cricketing action throughout whether it’s a bilateral series or a tournament. To begin with, India vs Sri Lanka limited-overs series, followed by the India-England test series and then comes the IPL 2021 phase 2 post which the T20 World Cup will begin.
So, these couple of months will be a complete festival for the cricketers and fans.
In this article, the main focus will be the top three captains who can lead India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Captains who can lead India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
The only name that comes to our head when we hear about Indian cricket captaincy nowadays. Virat Kohli will definitely lead the T20 side in the upcoming World Cup.
The Indian skipper has been extremely successful and has played 90 matches for India in the shortest format. Kohli is the highest run-getter in the format with over 3,100 runs at an exceptional average of 52.65.
Virat Kohli will spearhead the Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, but if any injury concern arises due to which the cricketer has to leave the tournament or maybe a couple of matches of the World Cup, here are the three other Indian cricketers who can lead the side.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Captains who can lead India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
1. Rohit Sharma:
Virat Kohli’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma will provide backup to India in a situation where the management needs his services as a captain.
Sharma has been successful in his limited stints as Indian captain in the absence of Virat Kohli. Moreover, he has been the most successful captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with five titles in seven seasons.
Many former cricketers such as Gautam Gambhir, Monty Panesar, Michael Vaughan and a couple of others have indicated for the elevation of Rohit Sharma as the leader of the T20I side.
Team India’s limited-overs vice-captain has a win percentage of 78.94 in 19 matches he led. Sharma successfully managed to seal 15 matches out of those 19 and has never lost a T20I series as a captain.
2. Shreyas Iyer / Rishabh Pant:
The Indian management can also look up to Shreyas Iyer to lead the Indian side if for any reason Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma become unavailable.
Iyer is a brilliant cricketer with exceptional leadership skills. He successfully took his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) to its maiden IPL final.
Moreover, the cricketer knows how to bring out the best from his resources and uses them to their full potential.
Rishabh Pant can also be an option ahead for the management. Looking at his recent form with willow in hand and his leadership qualities, the southpaw shows great encouragement.
Pant has led DC sensationally in the first half of the IPL 2021 when Shreyas Iyer was injured. His team is the table topper against the likes of Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
3. KL Rahul:
Team India’s dashing batsman KL Rahul is one more option to go with. Rahul is a great T20I batsman and has almost become inevitable in the opening slot of India.
Although his IPL captaincy record has not been great, his on-field decisions are something that has completely stolen the limelight.
Rahul has improved a lot as a captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL and is getting better with each passing day.
The cricketer has also led India in a solitary T20I against New Zealand and won the game.