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.