Cricket News: Rohit Sharma is expected to be selected Test vice-captain for the upcoming tour to South Africa

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Cricket News: According to the latest speculations, Team India’s T20I captain Rohit Sharma is likely to be named the Test team’s vice-captain. According to reports, current vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is being scrutinised because of his recent poor performances.

Ajinkya Rahane has been heavily chastised in recent months for his poor Test performance. After striking a century in the historic Melbourne Test during India’s last Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2020-21, the Mumbai batsman has only managed one fifty-plus score.

Given Ajinkya Rahane’s dismal form, Team India management and selectors have been debating whether to make Rohit the deputy in Tests, according to a storey in the Times of India. Since his promotion as the full-time T20I captain, Rohit has been regarded as a significant component of the leadership group across formats. Rohit had a say in the Test team selection for the present series against New Zealand, according to sources.

Rahane captained India in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur in the absence of Virat Kohli. He was unable to deliver with the bat once more, scoring 35 and 4 in the two innings. Rahane has 683 runs at a strike rate of 24.39 in his last 16 Tests.

The tour to South Africa will be postponed

The Indian visit to South Africa is being postponed, according to the same article. If the government gives its approval, the tour will begin on Boxing Day (December 26) rather than December 17. As a result, the first Test is likely to be dropped from the schedule, causing the tour to be delayed by 9-10 days.

“We’re going to have to cut the tour short.” The travel arrangements are being finalised. The team is unlikely to leave on December 8. Currently, it appears that the two boards will have to compromise and agree to play two Tests rather than the three originally scheduled. “Perhaps a T20I should be shortened as well,” a top BCCI official suggested.

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