Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha have been dropped for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma will captain India in the Tests, which makes him India's all-format captain, but the selection committee will keep a watch on his fitness and look to groom new leaders under his tutelage. Pujara and Rahane have been under the scanner for a while due to poor form while Saha and Ishant no longer command a place in the first XI when everyone is fit. However, Chetan Sharma said the selectors were not closing the door on any of the four players.
🗣️🗣️ "We will groom future captains under him."— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2022
The Chairman of the All-India Senior Selection Committee, Mr. Chetan Sharma, spoke about @ImRo45 being named the #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 Test Captain. pic.twitter.com/SPaJvFMVEO