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Updated: September 16

After losing the ICC world test championship finals, many questions have been raised against Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Kohli took captaincy of team India in the year 2017 in all formats. Since 2017, India has not won any ICC tournament trophy. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India easily reached the knock-out round in all major ICC tournaments but failed to lift the trophy.

Like in the Champions Trophy 2017, India lost the finals against Pakistan,(India vs Pakistan) then in the 2019 World Cup, India lost the semis against New Zealand. And now the same story was repeated in the WTC final against New Zealand.

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On this cricketer, Salam Butt said, “Sometimes one can be the best captain, but if they fail to win any title crowd, they will never remember them.” After the recent loss to New Zealand in the WTC finals, many questions have been raised against the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

Let us analyze 5 Players Who Can Replace Virat Kohli As The Captain Of The Indian Cricket Team

Rohit Sharma

The first name that comes to mind of all Indian cricket fans as a replacement of Virat Kohli as captain is Rohit Sharma. He is currently the vice-captain of team India. If BCCI decides to give the captaincy to Rohit Sharma, he can prove himself in all formats.

We all know that Mumbai Indians have won the IPL trophy five times under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and reliable performance.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Following Rohit Sharma in the list, Bhuvneshwar Kumar can be a good option for captaincy. He is experienced and sincere too. Recently, he was also assigned the vice-captaincy of the Indian team in the India vs Sri Lanka ODI and T20 series.

Bhuvi was also the captain of SRH in the year 2019. His calm head can prove to be a good option for the team management and selectors going ahead.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is an opener batsman on Indian Team. He also captained the team in the recent Ind vs Sri Lanka series in the absence of Virat Kohli and other players as they are currently in England, playing test series.

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Shikhar Dhawan captained India in the ODI series making India win the series 2-1. Though India went on to lose the T20 series, his captaincy was praised by everyone. He can be an excellent option to lead the Indian team in the future.

Rishabh Pant

The fourth player on the list is the young sensation, Rishabh Pant. Recently, Yuvraj Singh said that Rishabh Pant has an intelligent brain and can lead the Indian cricket team in the future. We agree with this statement.

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He is also leading Delhi Capitals in the VIVO IPL 2021, and also the team is in the top position. His smartness and never-give-up attitude can benefit team India.


The fifth player who can replace Virat Kohli is KL Rahul. He has been the most successful T20 batsman for India in the last two years. KL Rahul is also the captain of Punjab Kings. Though the team has failed to reach the playoff, his good captaincy has been the talk of the town.

He is very young and has ample time to make his mark as the next captain of the Indian Cricket team for years to come.