Team India is busy competing in the World Cup and they have qualified for the semi-finals in style. The whole nation will be expecting the Men in Blue to continue their winning streak and lift the title. But just after the World Cup team India has another assignment and that is the T20 series against Australia. There are chances that Suryakumar Yadav can lead the side in the T20 series.
Let’s take a look at 3 reasons why Suryakumar Yadav can be a probable candidate for captaincy:
Senior Players out of action
This is almost certain that senior players would take an off after the World Cup campaign gets over. In the last couple of months team India has been on the road, first playing in the Asia Cup and then the World Cup. Though the task in the World Cup is still unfinished, it is safe to say the senior players deserve some rest, especially considering the way they have played in the tournament.
Hardik Pandya’s Unavailability
Hardik Pandya suffered an ankle injury during the World Cup encounter against Bangladesh and he has missed out on action since then. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, he was leading the Indian team in the T20 format. But because of his unavailability, Suryakumar Yadav can be given the opportunity to improve his skills as a leader.
Looking for leadership alternatives
As much as everyone wants to see Rohit Sharma playing for team India for a long time, it must be admitted that after this World Cup, the Indian team might be going into a transition phase. Kl Rahul is now no more in the mix for the T20 format and Hardik Pandya’s injury concerns might create a cause of concern for the management and BCCI. In that situation it is wise to look for more options who can possibly lead India in the T20 format. The frequency of the T20 World Cups demand that the management starts nurturing future leaders to keep them prepared for the upcoming challenges.