Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
January 18, Wednesday 2017 9:45 PM       

       HEADLINES: Cash looted from beverages outlet                                              Congress veteran N D Tiwari joins BJP                                              Sushil Kumar Shinde, 130 Cong workers detained                                              Govt gives nod for listing five general insurance PSUs                                              Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes central Italy                                              Sania and Bopanna move to Australian Open 2nd with partners                                              Saina, Jayaram win in Malaysia Masters                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: National School Athletic meet: Two gold medals for Kerala  
       Virat takes charge; Yuvi, Nehra make comeback, Pant new face
 
         Posted on :16:44:21 Jan 6, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:18:17:10 Jan 6, 2017
         Tags: Virat, Yuvi, Nehra, Pant
 

MUMBAI: Indian cricket entered a new era as Virat Kohli was today officially anointed captain for all three formats as he took over leadership for the limited-overs series against England where veterans Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra will make a comeback.

While Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after more than nine years at the helm, will play only as keeper-batsman, the national selection committee under MSK Prasad's chairmanship named rookie Delhi keeper Rishabh Pant in the T20 squad giving an indication as to whom they consider Dhoni's successor.

The selection committee meeting today had its share of drama and was delayed by three hours on technical grounds before a go ahead from the Lodha panel set the proceedings rolling.

Today's meeting was convened by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri after joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stood disqualified owing to the Supreme Court verdict, which sacked the entire BCCI top brass last week.

Among the notable omissions, Ajinkya Rahane has been dropped from the T20 team and Pant replaces him as a batsman who will also be Dhoni's understudy in limited overs for the time being.

"We know what Mahi is all about, he is a captain by nature, a leader from the front," Prasad showered accolades on the outgoing captain.

Yuvraj was in splendid form during the Ranji Trophy and scored 672 runs in five games at an average of 84 with a highest score of 260 against Baroda before he took a break due to his marriage.

"We should appreciate how Yuvraj has played. He did extremely well in domestic cricket, which has been appreciated," Prasad told mediapersons about Yuvraj, who is making a comeback nine months after the World T20 last year.

The two teams saw veteran Nehra, who underwent surgery after sustaining an injury during IPL, make a comeback. His selection indicated the dearth of quality left-arm seamers in the horizon and no one can question Nehra's craft with the white kookaburra. .

A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: National School Athletic meet: Two gold medals for Kerala
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
Saina, Jayaram win in Malaysia Masters  
Sania and Bopanna move to Australian Open 2nd with partners  
Kohli, Jadhav hit magical centuries to script sensational win  
Kashyap hurts his shoulder during PBL final  
Parthiv decimates Mumbai, leads Gujarat to win maiden title  
Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president's post rejected  
Dhoni's presence would be priceless for DRS: Kohli  
A new era to begin with Kohli at helm in ODIs against England  
More hails Dhoni's decision to step down  
Sania-Strycova lose in final of Apia International  
Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold  
Pant sizzles, Rahane solid as India A beat England by 6 wkts  
Dhoni managed senior players well: Kumble  
Iyer's 82 keeps Mumbai alive in Ranji Trophy final  
Cricketer Sanju samson warned, restrictions on father  
Patel, Juneja pave way for Gujarat's handy lead  
Will do better than before in series against Australia: Pujara  
Dhoni still holds the key in terms of communication: Ashwin  
FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026  
Mohd Azharuddin files nomination for HCA top job  
Rayudu slams ton as Dhoni, Yuvi take India to 304/4  
Ronaldo, Ranieri scoop top FIFA awards  
One might get to see fearless Dhoni and Yuvi of old: Yuvraj  
Gujarat chasing history against mighty Mumbai  
Kerala enters final phase of Santosh trophy  
 
Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president's post was rejected. Do you agree to this?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy