By: Rishav Narang Top 3 contenders to replace KL Rahul as Test vice-captain

Feb 24, 2023

KL Rahul sacked

KL Rahul has been sacked as Team India's Test vice-captain for the last two matches against Australia. He managed to retain his spot in the squad.Credit: AP

No replacement vice captain

Surprisingly, the BCCI didn't name any replacement vice-captain for KL Rahul. Credit: AP

Top contenders to replace KL Rahul

There are a few ready-to-go replacements for KL Rahul in the leadership group. Let's have a look at them.Credit: AP

R Ashwin

R Ashwin is one of the top contenders to replace KL Rahul as the vice-captain. The star all-rounder has been in form in the ongoing series.Credit: AP

Captaincy experience?

Surprisingly, R Ashwin has never been part of the leadership group of Team India.

But he has captained Punjab Kings in IPL.Credit: AP

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara is leading the race to become the Test vice-captain. He has donned the hat of vice-captain in three Test matches thus far.Credit: AP

Was KL Rahul's deputy

Cheteshwar Pujara was KL Rahul's deputy on the Bangladesh tour. In 2020/21, he assisted Ajinkya Rahane in the 2nd Test match against Australia.Credit: AP

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

has been the star performer for Team India in the ongoing series and could be rewarded with vice-captaincy.Credit: AP

Any experience?

Ravindra Jadeja was Hardik Pandya's deputy in the ODI series against West Indies last year but missed all matches. He has captained Chennai Super Kings and Saurashtra at the senior level.Credit: AP

Third Test from March 1

The third Test match between India and Australia will be played in Indore from March 1 to 5. The home team leads the four-match series 2-0.Credit: AP

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