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Kohli removed from ODI captaincy as Rohit becomes new white-ball captain

Rohit Sharma replaces Ajinkya Rahane as India's Test vice-captain as BCCI announces 18-member squad for Tests against South Africa

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Virat Kohli | India cricket team | Rohit sharma

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Virat Kohli

was on Wednesday removed as India's ODI captain with the national selection committee making the sole white-ball leader of the team till the 2023 50-over World Cup.

In another significant development, Ajinkya Rahane was removed from Test vice-captaincy, a position which was also given to Rohit.

The BCCI announced the 18-member squad for the three Test series which doesn't include all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, spinner Axar Patel, and opener Shubman Gill due to various injuries.

Hanuma Vihari has made a comeback in the main squad while Ishant Sharma has been able to retain his place despite poor form.

Squad: (Capt),Rohit Sharma(vc), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

Standby Players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.

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First Published: Wed, December 08 2021. 19:41 IST