With Virat Kohli into the 30s towards the end of cricketing career in the next few years. The speculations are already started who will be the next captain of team India after the Virat Kohli Era? Few names have been into the race of top contenders of the captain but it's the early call as the potential match of Kohli calibre is very difficult.
From Kapil Dev to Sourav Ganguly; Rahul Dravid to Anil Kumble; MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli; generations have been passed, cricket which has been the religion in a country like India at some point of time has transformed to become the cricketing world power in the recent one decade to prove their authority at the international level like the A-List teams.
With more opportunities in the recent one decade for the young players to showcase their talent in the tournament like Indian Premier League to make it to the National Side. Many players have hit the fame in just a short period of time while performing consistently in the IPL over the years but there were exceptional talents who have gone into the trash boxes.
Let us take a look at top four players who can be the team India next Captain.
SuperStar Of Coming Decade
Let us start with the name which I guess is very much into the spotlight in the recent one year. Shubham Gill seems to be an ideal candidate for team India next captain in a scenario like from here in the next five years as Gill is just 21 and has a way to go if given ample amount of opportunities.
Shubham Gill has been so consistent in the domestic season for Punjab that he got drafted into team India in January 2019 to make his international debut although he didn't get more than two matches to showcase his talent. But his first-class records are something to believe that he is a special talent with the bat.
Shubham Gill featured in 21 first-class matches and scored 2133 runs at an average of 73.55 which include 7 fifties and 10 hundreds. He also hold the record of fastest double hundred in the Indian cricket history at the age of 19 years and 334 days.
Team India loophole for middle-order batsman to the contender of captaincy. This 25 year Mumbai lad has come a long way in his short cricketing career. Iyer has been throughout his international cricket career in the series he has performed and averages across 50 in ODIs and T-20s.
Iyer since he became the captain of Delhi Capitals took them to playoffs after 7 long years of gap – which easily define his captaincy skills and in the current season of IPL Delhi Capital has again qualified for the playoffs which again proves he is the another candidate for the team India Captain in the coming times.
Iyer has already made his debut for team India in ODIs and T-20s but in the red-ball cricket he has been waiting for the opportunity hope in the coming times he will be seen in whites for team India.
With the speculations of Next MS Dhoni to the handy middle order batsman, Pant has come a long way in the last two years of his cricketing career. The Southpaw has been the hard hitter of the ball which makes him a player to watch when he is in the full flow of his bat. In his 13 tests for team India he has scored 814 runs at an average of 44.35 which easily defines his abilities in red-ball cricket.
Currently part of the Delhi Capitals from the last four years and has been the vital cog for Delhi Capitals in their success. Apart from the whirlwind batting, Pant has been great behind the wicket-keeping skills which has added advantage to his factor to be an ideal candidate for next Captain when Virat Kohli steps down.
Might be a surprise entry into the list but Southpaw has been quite impressive in his IPL career so far. Currently part of Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Karnataka along with U-19 team India.
The speculations are that he will fill the Yuvraj Singh place in team India but he is just 20 provided with right opportunities and guidance he can be the team India best opening left-handed batsman in the coming decade.
The role of captaincy task he can be the captain also of team India in the next five years as Karnataka cricket history has been blessed by the greatest cricketers in the history who have been phenomenal at world cricket.