Cricket: India name Rohit Sharma As New Test Captain

Opener Rohit Sharma has been appointed as India’s new Test captain, replacing star man Virat Kohli, who stepped down last month. 

Sharma, 34-years-old, is no stranger to the skipper’s job, something he has done with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. 

His appointment is no surprise, with chair of selectors Chetan Sharma saying: “Rohit is the No. 1 cricketer of our country.”

Rohit’s 44th Test for India will be his first in charge, against Sri Lanka in a two-match series which starts on March 4 in Mohali.

India are currently involved in a three-match home T20 series against the West Indies. They are 2-0 up ahead of the third and final match today (1.30pm UK) in Kolkata. 

If you think Rohit can celebrate his new appointment in style with runs today, bet365 are offering 13/5 on him to be India’s top run-scorer in the match and 13/2 on him to be player of the match.