It is learned that the announcement of the ODI squad may get delayed as the first match is on January 19 and it is a sensitive matter. Virat KohliThe future as the leader of the white ball is at stake.
However, Rahane, whose place in the playing XI is in doubt, will find it difficult to retain his vice-captaincy after 12 consecutive failures that led to the team management dropping him from the Mumbai Test on the pretext of hamstring niggles.
If Rahane is stripped of the Test vice-captaincy, the senior batsman Rohit Sharma The front runner for the job.
Similarly, Ishant Sharma, who has played over 100 Test matches, doesn’t look as strong anymore and may not fit into the team, be it a three- or four-pronged pace attack that India can use.
People like the famous Krishna and Avesh Khan may join Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
With Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and in-form Hanuma Vihari for the middle order, there could be a backup number 3 for Cheteshwar Pujara between Priyank Panchal or Abhimanyu Easwaran.
Probable Indian team (maximum 20 players):
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Prashant Krishna , Avesh Khan/Deepak Chahar, Wriddhiman Saha, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Abhimanyu Easwaran/Priyank Panchal, Jayant Yadav.