Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma may opt for a break during the upcoming West Indies tour, citing a slump in form and fatigue. The national selectors are scheduled to choose the team for the tour on June 27, just a day before the commencement of the Duleep Trophy in Bangalore.
Speculations suggest that Rohit Sharma might not participate in the forthcoming Tests or the eight-game white-ball series of three ODIs and five T20Is against the West Indies. Ajinkya Rahane is expected to step in as the stand-in captain for the Test matches in his absence.
Furthermore, likely, the experienced bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj may also miss out on the Test matches. CheteshwarPujara, under scrutiny, might find respite if Rohit and Virat Kohli opted for a break.
Rohit Sharma’s recent performances have yet to meet expectations, barring a century against Australia on a challenging Nagpur track. Since assuming captaincy in 2022, Rohit has already missed three matches due to COVID-19 and injuries.
The Indian team’s multi-format series against the West Indies is set to kick off with two Test matches on July 12 in Dominica. After their underwhelming display in the World Test Championship final, the Indian board is considering resting senior players and introducing changes to the team.