BCCI to change captain and coaches for T20 format?
MS Dhoni was the last Indian captain who won an ICC Trophy for his team. It all happened a decade ago when India lifted the ODI World Cup in 2011. Since then, the men in blue have failed to bag any ICC title despite featuring in the semi-final and finals of the mega events.
After India was hammered by the eventual champions England in the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup in Australia, there were rumours that the BCCI might go for a much-needed and thorough overhaul of the team and management.
Various sources have revealed that the BCCI is thinking of appointing the former cricketer MS Dhoni as the coach of the team India for the T20 format only. The reason behind is to reduce the burden on Rahul Dravid who is the all-format head coach for the Rohit Sharma’s men.
If it happens, it will not be the first instance of Dhoni joining Indian men’s team as a part of coaching panel. Dhoni has serviced as a mentor for the team in the T20 World 2021 as well. The team faced a group-stage exit from that World Cup.
Moreover, there are sources which have revealed that Rohit might step down as a T20 captain for India and the star all-rounder Hardik Pandya might become his successor.
According to the sources, Pandya is an ideal choice for the T20 format since he guided Gujarat Titans to their first ever title win in their maiden season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As of now, there is no official announcement from the BCCI and it is yet to be seen how the board will decide the future of the men in blue, particularly in the T20is.