International cricket started way back with Test cricket and after a few years, ODI cricket was introduced. The Indian team performed better over time after making their ODI debut. India won the World Cup a decade after joining ODI cricket.
Kapil Dev was the captain of the Indian team at that time. Indian achieved success in ODI cricket. This performance of the Indian cricket team was also possible due to the better captain.
The captain is the head of the team, his work is to fill the team with enthusiasm. Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli can be considered as an example of a great captain.
In the coming time, one should not be surprised if another player is given the captaincy of the ODI or T20 side of the Indian team.
There are many capable players who have the ability to become captain of the limited overs team in the coming times. We have seen a lot of leadership qualities in the IPL. We have mentioned such players in this article who can become captain of India cricket team in the coming years.
LIST OF FUTURE INDIAN CRICKET TEAM CAPTAIN
KL Rahul has impressed a lot after coming into international cricket. He is set to lead Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. Rahul, who plays in all three formats, has all the qualities to be a captain.
Rahul, who has played 32 ODIs and 42 T20 matches, has also played 36 matches in Tests cricket. He has not got much opportunity in limited overs cricket till 2019.
Rahul’s name is among the Indian players who have scored centuries in all three formats of the game. He has the ability to become the captain of Team India in later stages.
Prithvi Shaw is a name that everyone remembers. Prithvi Shaw lead the India U19 side to lift the ICC U19 World Cup in 2018. He plays at the top of the batting order as a opener and has the ability to play quite aggressive cricket. We have all seen him lead the U19 team in the World Cup, so there is good potential in the player.
Shreyas Iyer is a talented player. Iyer leads the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. His excellent batting in the middle order has impressed a lot of cricket experts. Till now he has played 18 ODIs and 22 T20 matches in international cricket.
He has the ability to become the captain of the Indian team in the coming years, but this can only be possible if he maintains a regular position in the team and performs well.
Hardik Pandya is one of the finest all round player in world of cricket. He has played 54 ODIs and 40 T20 matches in international cricket so far.
His performance in the IPL playing for Mumbai Indians has been world class. Currently, Pandya is aged 26 years old and can play for a long time for the national side.
Shubman Gill, played under Prithvi Shaw in the U19 World Cup and was the highest run scorer in that tournament. Shubman Gill is someone who is considered as a replacement of Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharman in batting position as well as batting technique.
He is a cool and calm minded players just like the legend MS Dhoni. And we all know what can a cool and calm minded player can do. He currently plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
Former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir sees Shubman Gill to be next big thing for KKR, while questions were raised on Dinesh Karthik’s captaincy, Gambhir recommended KKR to make Shubman Gill the captain of the team.