Shreyas Iyer will become the captain of India in the series against the West Indies

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Shreyas Iyer will become the captain of India in the series against the West Indies

The India cricket club, under the leadership of Rahul Dravid, continues to prepare for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia this autumn. After a long series of confrontations in different formats with the England national squad, the Indian squad will have to play against Phil Simmons’ team in the ODI format. Shreyas Iyer will become the captain of India in the series against the West Indies.

Indian insiders reported that Rahul Dravid was satisfied with the practice of constantly changing the official leader. According to some sources, India’s coaching staff will try several more performers in the role of captain. According to Rahul Dravid and his assistants, this practice allows most national club members to feel their importance to the team.

Former New Zealand national team player Scott Styris noted that Shreyas Ayer is an excellent candidate for the position of captain of the Indian national team. The expert said this player should be given more opportunities to prove himself.

“What I really like about him is his leadership qualities, which Shreyas undoubtedly possesses. I think he would have done a great job as the India national club captain. If I were on the coaching staff of the Indian national team, I would vote that Iyer should be given as many opportunities as possible to show his potential,” Scott Styris said.

The captains of the India national team are replaced significantly often this summer:

  • Rishabh Pant assumed the role of leader in the series with South Africa at the very beginning of June.
  • Hardik Pandya was the captain of India in the series with Ireland.
  • In early July, the Indians held a test battle with England, to which Rahul Dravid’s club was led as chief by Jasprit Bumrah.
  • Rohit Sharma took the captaincy in the ODI and T20 series with the same Englishmen.

The West Indies and India series starts on Friday

The West Indies and India series starts on Friday

Recall that the West Indies and India series in the ODI format will start very soon.

In the upcoming ODI series with the West Indies, Rahul Dravid’s team, of course, is quite a serious favorite, and the Indians are counting on winning the third series in a row. However, the head coach of the West Indies, Phil Simmons, said that his players could seriously compete with the India national club.

The specialist said that the West Indies should not be underestimated, as this team is very motivated right now.

“India is a very serious rival. There is no need to look for additional motivation for matches with such a team, and now we are extremely determined for a positive result. The last few weeks have been difficult for us, but I can say with full confidence that we will definitely not give up this series without a fight,” Phil Simmons said.

The West Indies lost ODI series to Bangladesh in July, before the confrontation with India.

After the West Indies and India play a three-match ODI series, the clubs will have to play 5 T20 contests.

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