As per reports, “Suryakumar emerges as the leading candidate for the SA series.”

After back-to-back three setbacks in ICC events as captain, skipper Rohit Sharma is expected to enter a new cycle with the upcoming series against South Africa. Since his much-debated ascension to the captaincy throne, Rohit has guided Team India to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in 2022, an ICC World Test Championship final in 2023, followed by an appearance in the summit clash of the One Day International World Cup at home.
According to a report filed by a news agency, it has been learned that the Board of Control for Cricket in India would like to convince Rohit to extend his captaincy reign in the shortest format. Earlier, multiple reports suggested that Rohit expressed his reservations about playing the shortest format. Despite Rohit's reluctance, the BCCI wants the 36-year-old to lead India in the lead-up to the next T20 World Cup. If Rohit vows to captain India in T20Is, he will become the automatic choice to lead the 2007 champions at next year's ICC World T20.
A BCCI source told the news agency that, “Yes, there remains a question about what happens when Hardik comes back, but in BCCI, they feel that if Rohit agrees to lead in T20Is, he will lead in the T20 World Cup. In case Rohit doesn't agree, then Surya continues as captain for T20Is in South  Africa."New captain Suryakumar has guided India to two wins in the first three games of the Australia T20Is.


Nov 30, 2023 3:00 AM