IND vs SA 2021-22: After the defeat in the 3-match Test series, now Team India is going to participate in the 3-match ODI series. In this series, KL Rahul will be seen captaining Team India in a colored jersey for the first time. In fact, before the start of the South Africa tour, Rohit Sharma was handed over the responsibility of taking back the captaincy of ODI from Virat Kohli. But due to injury, Rohit could not be a part of this series.
After which Rahul (KL Rahul) was made the captain of the team. This will be Rahul’s first match as captain. In such a situation, whether an inexperienced captain takes the team in the right direction or not, it will be very interesting to see.
KL Rahul is a very inexperienced captain.
In the 3-match ODI series to be played between India and South Africa (IND vs SA), the command of Team India will be in the hands of an inexperienced captain KL Rahul. However, he will definitely get the support of Virat Kohli’s experience. But after all the captain is the captain. In such a situation, under the leadership of an inexperienced captain, how Team India faces the hosts in this series, will be very interesting to see. Rahul has only a nominal experience of captaincy so far.
Has captained only in IPL
KL Rahul has the experience of only 2 IPL seasons under the captaincy. He has captained Punjab Kings in two seasons of IPL. Before that, he was once captained in a first-class match. Recently, when Virat Kohli was injured in the second Test on the tour of South Africa, Rahul took over the responsibility.
But apart from these occasions, he has never become a captain. Be it junior cricket or senior cricket. The three ODI series against South Africa will be his big series as captain. But in this, they will play without experience.
The record in captaincy is very bad.
If we look at the captaincy figures of KL Rahul, then his record has been quite simple so far. IPL 2020 and 2021 without any experience, under his captaincy, the team of Punjab Kings was ranked sixth among eight teams every time. IPL both seasons, the team won six matches each and lost eight each.
In the second Test match played against South Africa, in the absence of Virat Kohli, he got a chance to captain the team. Team India had to face defeat in that match too. As a captain, he was unable to motivate the players or formulate a new strategy.