Rohit Sharma will captain India in WTC 2025, Champions Trophy

Indian cricket board (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah today confirmed that Rohit Sharma will captain India in the World Test Championship cycle and the Champions Trophy.

Jul 7, 2024 - 18:07
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Rohit Sharma will captain India in WTC 2025, Champions Trophy

Indian cricket board (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah today confirmed that Rohit Sharma will captain India in the World Test Championship cycle and the Champions Trophy. He also expressed confidence that India will win two more International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments next year. Jay Shah backed India to shine under Rohit's captaincy for at least another year while praising the efforts of the players in their T20 World Cup 2024 triumph.

BCCI secretary recalled that he had backed Rohit Sharma-led team to win the T20 World Cup and expressed delight that his words came true. Shah added that the heartbreak of the 2023 ODI World Cup final fuelled the Indian team to script history in the USA and the West Indies.

"After this win, the upcoming ICC events -- WTC final and the Champions Trophy, I am fully confident that our team, under Rohit Sharma's captaincy, will become champions," he added.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja retired from the T20I format, ending their careers in the shortest format of the game in style. Jay Shah had earlier confirmed that the three senior players will be part of the Champions Trophy. With the board secretary confirming Rohit's captaincy for at least until the next year in Tests and ODIs, the board has shown faith in his leadership skills.

India's World Cup stars are set to return to action during their tour of Sri Lanka, scheduled to get underway later in July. The senior players are likely to focus on Tests and ODIs for the next 12 months.

India are currently on top of the World Test Championship table with six wins in nine Tests in the 2023-25 cycle. India will take on Bangladesh and New Zealand in home Tests before facing Australia in a 5-Test Border-Gavaskar series in Australia. The Champions Trophy will be held in February-March 2025 as the 50-over tournament returns to the cricket calendar for the first time since 2017.

 

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