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Guys what do you think, thE guy is smart thinker, has a very astute mind, might not be a bad idea, appoint Rohit as Captain for couple of years and make bumrah vice captain and groom him as Captain,discuss.

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3 minutes ago, vayuu1 said:

Guys what do you think, thE guy is smart thinker, has a very astute mind, might not be a bad idea, appoint Rohit as Captain for couple of years and make bumrah vice captain and groom him as Captain,discuss.

Pure bowlers are rarely made full time captains of national teams.
All the bowlers who were captains of their teams were all bowling rounders.

Bumrah so far is a mug with the bat! Not that it matters but somehow I don't think he will be the captain. 

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That is why I said he should be groomed as Captain by making him rohits deputy and regarding him being mug with bat and bowlers being made captain, bishan singh bedi had captained India. So it's not taboo  

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3 hours ago, sarcastic said:

Pure bowlers are rarely made full time captains of national teams.
All the bowlers who were captains of their teams were all bowling rounders.

Bumrah so far is a mug with the bat! Not that it matters but somehow I don't think he will be the captain. 

Vaas was captain.

 

As for Bumrah, let him focus on his bowling, OP, why do you want to burden him with a political position

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6 hours ago, bhakum20 said:

Vaas was captain.

 

As for Bumrah, let him focus on his bowling, OP, why do you want to burden him with a political position

True but apparently only for one match. 

As other posters here said, fast bowling is an injury prone profession and sometimes they may be out of action for months relative to say a specialist batsman. Also, most bowlers field on the outfield and captaining team while you are mostly on the outfield is difficult I guess. Whatever be the reasons, it is my observation that captaincy is rarely held by specialist bowlers (especially fast bowlers). 


As you and others rightly say, he should focus on his bowling and not be given additional burden of captaincy. 

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7 minutes ago, Cricket_Fan said:

Shaun Pollock was a fast bowler and was the captain of South Africa for 3 years.

Pollock had played test cricket for 5 years and was 27 years old not 24 and  one and a half years experience of test cricket .There is a huge difference . 

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1 hour ago, Cricket_Fan said:

Shaun Pollock was a fast bowler and was the captain of South Africa for 3 years.

Pollock was a trundler, not a fast bowler.  I am talking more about genuine fast bowlers.

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Just now, Cricket_Fan said:

Shaun Pollock was a fast bowler and was the captain of South Africa for 3 years. 

He was MM when he was the captain, he lost most of his speed by 2k if not 2001 so nowhere near comparable.

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Also we had Anil kumble leading India he was a good captain, Shane warne led rr to  its only IPL victory was he a bad captain, regarding bumrah, I find him calm, gutsy, thinking cricketer with never say die attitude, he doesn't have the over the top bravado we see in Kohli ,we saw holder and mortaza too led their respective sides decently, so don't only look at the downside, it doesn't usually means that a guy who is captain can't raise his performance, OK you guys tell me ATM in case of split captaincy, whom do you see as Captain, after Kohli ,Rohit ,pandya and Rahul , not happening after the kjo fiasco, only option we are left with is bumrah which is not a bad option TBH. 

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14 hours ago, vayuu1 said:

Guys what do you think, thE guy is smart thinker, has a very astute mind, might not be a bad idea, appoint Rohit as Captain for couple of years and make bumrah vice captain and groom him as Captain,discuss.

how did you get that? Bhuvi is a better option than Bumrah.. 

 

One of my issues with current team is lack of batting skills among bowlers.. Bumrah, Chahal, Kuldeep, Shami are good bowlers but should learn how to whack a few every now and then.. These pure bowlers cant be captains.. 

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6 hours ago, veer said:

how did you get that? Bhuvi is a better option than Bumrah.. 

 

One of my issues with current team is lack of batting skills among bowlers.. Bumrah, Chahal, Kuldeep, Shami are good bowlers but should learn how to whack a few every now and then.. These pure bowlers cant be captains.. 

Coz genius, he is one of the very few bowler who plan's his dismissals And doesn't lose it completely,when someone tries to hit him, Bhuvi on the other hand, goes into panic mode.

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4 hours ago, cricketfan28 said:

kohli is good enough. 

Understand that kohli is much better than selfish msd and even rohit.

We reached semifinals and was close to winning.

Even being captain kohli is able to bat well..no past Indian captain has managed his captaincy and his batting both.

 

Remember David ganguly failed as batsman after becoming captains.

 

Even I captained my team ..when I captained a thought went into my head that I should not get out.

I scored but all my Innings were slow defensive innings.

I was playing under pressure...where as without captaincy I saw the ball and tried to hit it ...a captains  batting goes down ...kohli also has his batting going down marginally but he is more responsible.

I support kohli.

 

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As few posters said above, there are few points why we don't look fast bowlers as Captaincy material even though Bumrah might have astute cricketing acumen. 

 

1) They are injury prone and moreover with the amount of cricket and different format India plays, Bumrah has to skip few series and tours to keep himself fit. 

 

2) Very rarely you seen in Indian Cricket a young guy being trusted with responsibility. Even if it done, it will be mostly the batsmen who is established ala Ganguly, think Dhoni started Captaincy in his late 20's.

But India need to keep an eye on who is going to be the next captain who could serve for 5 to 6 years. They should identify and starting grooming him for 4 to 5 years under Rohit for LOIs and Kohli for tests. My bet would be Gill, Hardik but looks like Shreyas Iyer is being looked as next prospect and will be trumpeted by Sanju, Gunju (Gavaskar) & co:phew:

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Honestly, he is in best of his form. Captaincy adds a bit more responsibility & pressure on him. Though he is not an official captain, he always takes that extra responsibility and leads the bowling attack. So, I think its better to leave him like that until we find another match-winning bowler like him.

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14 minutes ago, Kiraisjustice said:

Lol boob kumar needs to be kicked out of the team, that wicketless trundler is blocking shami's place in the team

Isn’t Shami done now?

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On 7/18/2019 at 9:01 PM, vayuu1 said:

Coz genius, he is one of the very few bowler who plan's his dismissals And doesn't lose it completely,when someone tries to hit him, Bhuvi on the other hand, goes into panic mode.

Ok ultra genius.. didn't know Bumrah tells you all of his planning.. brilliant

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