Updated at 2020-07-11 05:53:25 UTC
Currently, Virat Kohli is leading the Indian cricket team in all the formats of the game. Although, many legends are also talking about the split captaincy, which means the team management may consider different captains for different formats. In Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma has often led team India in white-ball cricket and in such a scenario, Rohit may be considered as the captain in limited-overs cricket. But other than Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the team management will also look for young players who are capable enough to lead team India in the future.
Here's a list of young players who can lead the Indian team in the upcoming years:
1. Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer is one of the strongest contenders to lead the Indian team. For the last two years, Iyer has been leading his franchise team, Delhi Capitals in IPL and is very much capable to handle the captaincy. In September 2018, he was named as the vice-captain of Mumbai for the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament. He was also the captain of India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. So, we can easily say that Iyer has got every bit of experience to lead the national side.
2. Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant is currently not in great form and has been replaced by KL Rahul from his wicket-keeper role but he is just 22 years old and has a lot of time to improve himself. In terms of batting, Pant has the capability to strike the balls for sixes in all directions and many legendary cricketers want Pant to brush up his batting technique. Being a permanent member of the team also gives Pant an advantage, where he can explore his abilities and play some significant knocks for the team. Even in IPL 2018 and 2019, Pant was exceptional with the bat and considered the most popular player for fantasy IPL leagues.
3. Prithvi Shaw: Shaw has impressed a lot of people with his performance in a short span of time. Since his comeback from the doping ban, Shaw has played some remarkable knocks in the domestic circuit and drew the attention of Indian team selectors. He led the under-19 Indian team and defeated Australia in the final of the World Cup 2018. Shaw is just 20 years old and he has already made a huge impact on the cricketing world with his batting performances in the last few months.
4. Shubman Gill: From his recent performance in the domestic circuits, Gill has already given a sign that he could be the next big thing in Indian cricket. He was the vice-captain of the under-19 Indian team in World Cup 2018, where he scored 372 runs at an average of 124 and played a crucial role in India's record fourth World Cup title. In August 2019, he also becomes the youngest Indian to score a double century in a first-class match. Although, he has only played a couple of ODI matches and is yet to get a fair chance to prove his worth in the team.
Each and every player in this list has the potential to lead the Indian side and their confidence at such a young age, will definitely give a boost to their international career. Download fantasy cricket app and win real cash, bonus and prizes.