After the 2023 ODI World Cup, a lot of changes have happened with many teams. Also, with some of the nations, drastic changes could happen in the lead-up to the 2024 T20 World Cup. Usually, most teams would have two different captains for the white ball and the red ball formats. Now, we could have three different skippers for all three different formats. On that note, here, we take a look at three nations that might have different captains for all three formats in a few months.
If you take a look, a lot depends on Rohit Sharma‘s future as to who could captain India across formats. At least for Tests, he is likely to stay.
T20Is might require a different skipper and Hardik Pandya seems to be the likely candidate. India might have a different captain for ODIs since Hardik’s fitness could be a concern. KL Rahul looks to be a fine option in this regard for Team India.
England is one of the nations that might have different captains for all three formats in a few months. Ben Stokes will remain as the Test skipper for a few more years.
For T20Is, Jos Buttler could lead the side at least until next year’s World Cup. However, for ODIs, since there are still close to 18 months, England might go for a different skipper. It could also help them in the lead-up to the 2027 ODI World Cup. This will depend on how Jos does at the 2024 T20 WC. Hence, England is also a part of this list.
Babar Azam has stepped down as the skipper of Pakistan across formats. While Shan Masood is the new Test skipper, Shaheen Afridi is the new T20I captain.
For ODIs, it will be interesting to see who becomes the skipper. While Shan does not have an ODI spot, Shaheen might not have the experience for ODIs. Hence, Mohammad Rizwan could take up the task.