While split captaincy is common, it is very rare to find it within the white-ball formats. However, teams such as South Africa have already adopted it. After the 2023 ODI World Cup, a lot of teams will review the workload of some important cricketers and the path ahead of the team. Hence, we might witness more teams starting to adopt this type of captaincy in white-ball formats. On that note, here, we take a look at three teams that might have split captaincy in white-ball formats after the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Pat Cummins is currently the skipper of Australia across formats. While his position is vital in Tests, considering his importance as a bowler, the board might review his workload.
In this regard, they could make a positive change by giving T20I captaincy to a new candidate. Mitchell Marsh is already being groomed for the role. That said, Pat Cummins might still hold on to the ODI captaincy since he is a terrific player in ODIs, as well.
Pakistan is one of the teams that might have split captaincy in white-ball formats after the 2023 ODI World Cup. There is reportedly a lot of turmoil in the Pakistan dressing room.
After the World Cup, a lot of changes could happen. It might also be wise to relieve Babar Azam of some duties. With the T20 World Cup around, someone new can be groomed for the role. Although it would be a late decision, for the benefit of the team in the long run, this might be a forced move.
3) Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanaka has been a good captain but is struggling for form as a cricketer. Sri Lanka cannot afford this with the T20 World Cup happening next year.
Wanindu Hasaranga has already earned the vice-captain badge in T20Is. It might be the right time to elevate him to the position of captain. While it cements his commitment, Shanaka can work on his form without the pressure of leading in both T20Is and ODIs.