After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, Jasprit Bumrah has said that he is ready to take over the command of the Test Indian team if given a chance.
Before the ODI series against South Africa, Team India's vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah has said many important things in the press conference on Monday. Bumrah has said that he is ready to captain India in Tests if given a chance. On the other hand, while talking about Virat, Bumrah said that he will still help Lokesh Rahul in the captaincy and he will contribute in taking big decisions. On Siraj's fitness, he told that he has recovered and is fully fit to play in the ODI series.
During the third match of the Test series against Africa, Siraj suffered a muscle strain and after that he had a lot of trouble with bowling. After this, there was doubt about his playing in the ODI series. However, Bumrah has told that he is fit and is preparing with the team.
We respect Virat's decision, Bumrah said on the question of Virat leaving the Test captaincy that it is his personal decision and we respect it. "I played my first Test under his captaincy. He will continue to help with the captaincy. He will keep giving his suggestions. Of course we were told about it in the team meeting. Only then did Virat publicly announce it." On the question of Test captaincy, he said that if given a chance, he would definitely like to do so. But they are not running after it.
Will help Rahul in field setting
On being named the vice-captain of the ODI team, Bumrah said, "I will help as much as I can. I will help Rahul to set the field. I will not take the pressure of extra responsibility. Everyone likes to take responsibility. The way I contribute." Can give, will give. When I came as a bowler, I used to ask a lot of questions. So when young players come in, I like to answer because I can learn from their suggestions."
Changing the captain doesn't make much difference
What difference does it make to the team when the captain of India is changed? In response to this question, Bumrah said that it does not make any difference to me. It is important how everyone in the team is handling the change. Each player is thinking about what he can contribute. As a team we are positive and eager to contribute. On the other hand, regarding the 2023 World Cup, he said that preparations are being made keeping in mind the 2023 World Cup, but every series will be given importance.
India's squad for Africa tour
KL Rahul (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Famous Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini.
India vs South Africa ODI Series Schedule
1st ODI - 19 January, Boland Park, Paarl2nd ODI - 21st January, Boland Park, Paarl3rd ODI - 23 January, Newlands, Cape Town
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