Jasprit Bumrah will be his deputy for a three-match series in the rainbow nation.

Team India will have a new T20I skipper after the ongoing World Cup in the UAE. Virat Kohli, the current skipper, had already announced his decision to leave the post after the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE. Rohit Sharma is the front runner but there is still no confirmation from the BCCI.

KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are the other top contenders for the post. Sharing his take on the next T20I captain, former India pacer Ashish Nehra has suggested Jasprit Bumrah’s name for the captaincy. Nehra stated Bumrah is a member of Playing XI across all 3 formats whereas KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are not regulars.

“After Rohit Sharma, we are hearing the names of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul [as contendors]. Rishabh Pant has travelled around the world but has also carried drinks and has even been left out from the team before. KL Rahul returned to Test cricket because Mayank Agarwal was injured… So Jasprit Bumrah can be an option too. As Ajay [Jadeja] said, he’s sturdy, a certainty in the team, and is always in the XI for all formats. It’s nowhere written in the rule book that fast bowlers can’t be captains,” Nehra told Cricbuzz.

Bumrah is a senior member of the side but the chances of him leading India are bleak.

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