Dec 5, 2022, 21:17 IST

Former Indian cricketer Maninder Singh names his choice as Indian T20 skipper


Indian cricket team is going through some interesting times if we speak about the T20 format. The Indian team was led by Rohit Sharma during the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup. The Indian team lost to England in the semi finals by ten wickets as England went on to win the world cup.

Post the world cup loss in the semi finals stage the knives have sharpened for Rohit Sharma. The Indian captain has come under pressure despite just leading the Indian team for an year in this format.

The story so far –

Hardik Pandya is one of the over whelming favorites to lead the Indian T20 set up. The 29 year old led his IPL side Gujarat Titans to the title win in their very first campaign. Pandya was also the captain of the side during the T20 series in Ireland and New Zealand.

Maninder Singh names his pick for the Indian T20 captaincy –

Former Indian left arm spinner turned cricket expert Maninder Singh has given his pick for the Indian T20 captaincy. The former Indian player has named Shreyas Iyer as his choice to lead the Indian T20 side.

Speaking to the media, Singh said “I have been saying this for the past three to four years. Shreyas Iyer is my favourite (captain) whenever I have seen him lead any side, when he led the IPL side or anywhere, he looks like a good thinker of the game. He’s got a good head on his shoulders, and he is somebody who is very positive”

Will Iyer become the Indian skipper?

Shreyas Iyer is the captain of the KKR side after his move from Delhi Capitals. The 28 year old Mumbaikar was the captain for Delhi when they reached the finals of the IPL for the 1st time in 2020 losing to Mumbai Indians.

Lauding Iyer, the former Indian player Maninder Singh further said “His approach when he bats, whenever he bats he is looking for runs. If he doesn’t get boundaries from the word go, you can see him rotating his strike. He is looking for singles, trying to find the gaps and that’s his quality”.