3 Players who can captain India in Rohit’s absence for Sri Lanka ODIs

IND vs SL: It is the start of a new era as Gautam Gambhir becomes the head coach of the Indian team. He will take responsibility for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. India will play three ODIs and three T20Is on that tour, which will start on July 27. Hardik Pandya wil become the T20I captain, but there is some news that confirms that India might rest Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah.

That means it will leave India to find a new captain for the ODI series. Will Hardik become the captain, or will someone else lead the team? How will the new captain cope with Gambhir? Here, we will talk about three players who can captain India in the IND vs SL ODI series in June.

Three Players who can lead India in the upcoming IND vs SL ODI series in June

3. Rishabh Pant

IND vs SL Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is expected to make his ODI comeback after an injury. He played his last ODI match for India in November 2022, before his accident. But he will be making his ODI comeback in the coming away series against Sri Lanka. He has led India in T20Is. Pant can be a good option as a captain for India. Because he has done it previously and is also a captain at the franchise level.

2. Hardik Pandya

IND vs SL Hardik Pandya
IND vs SL Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is the vice-captain in ODIs and generally assists Rohit Sharma in white-ball format. The all-rounder is likely to be available for ODIs and can be a good pick to lead the team. Already, India are looking at him as the white-ball captain. So with T20Is, he can be the ODI captain as well on this tour. But India can also rest him for the ODIs as a long season is coming up..

1. KL Rahul

IND vs SL KL Rahul
IND vs SL KL Rahul

KL Rahul has become a vital player for India in ODIs. He had had a superb performance in the ODI World Cup 2023. But he was dropped from the team in the T20 World Cup 2024, which India won. But with the Champions Trophy 2025 coming up, India will stick with him as the first-choice keeper for the IND vs SL ODI series. Meanwhile, some media reports also confirm that Rahul will be leading India in the IND vs SL series.

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