Virat Kohli takes charge of limited-over series

MUMBAI, Jan 7: Virat Kohli was officially anointed captain for all three formats on Friday 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 also named rookie Delhi keeper Rishabh Pant in the T20 squad giving an indication as to whom they consider Dhoni’s successor.
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.
Yuvraj, who is making a comeback nine months after the World T20 last year, 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.
The two teams saw veteran Nehra, who underwent surgery after sustaining an injury during IPL, make a comeback.PTI