Test captaincy

India
November 1, 2007 1:28pm CST
There is an opinion that Dhoni should not be test captain,bcoz he will be overloaded.SHOULD VVS LAXMAN BE declared as test captbin.what is ur opinion?
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10 responses
@anup12 (4182)
• India
2 Dec 07
No I think Kumble should be retained as the captain. Sourav Ganguly will also be a very good option I guess. Sourav Ganguly has all the material to be a very very successfull captain.
@ar2sun (123)
• India
24 Nov 07
No I think kumble or dravid only qualify for the post because we know they have the ability . But there is nothing wrong in giving Dhoni a chance .
@cudamani (998)
• India
23 Nov 07
Laxman should not be given the test captaincy. It will affect his batting. I think India is safe under the captaincy of Anil Kumble. He should be the captain till the tour of Australia ends.
@surajpkn (584)
• India
3 Nov 07
Dhoni did a great job as a captain and i am not sure how he will look at the test cricket as. But VVS Laxman has great test cricket knowledge and even i feel that he would be a good test captain but the point is, laxman has not played too many games recently and so giving it a chance is not quite secure. May be we should watch laxman in not so important games and then decide whether he would do a good captain job or not.
@shak143 (1280)
• India
2 Nov 07
i don't know about laxman to be made as test captain.but i agree that there should be a seperate captain for dhoni and still dhoni i snot having that much experience to lead india in test series.
• India
2 Nov 07
i think dhoni has slowed a bit after becoming captain.take a look at his game alone,he is not in his elements.in my opinion he should not b burdened now though his captainship is good.he must b the vicecaptain
• India
2 Nov 07
I think first VVS Laxman should be selected for playing in the national team before being called for captaincy. Lets see if he is included in the playing 11 first!!
@nisheet6 (11)
• United States
2 Nov 07
No, we have not seen any kind of pressure on Dhoni when he captains the ODI side, so why not give a chance to do the same job in Test matches .... Laxman on the other hand seems to be a good test player, captaining him would add more pressure on him
@saibunny (84)
• India
2 Nov 07
The number of test played by Dhine is very less, so he does not have any sort of experience to mantain the team, we should give the capitaincy for test as the player who can tackle the whole situation as per the game. The senior players like Schine or VVS Lakshman can apt choice to me. A test match is not like One day international or T20 matches. It is the game of skill and patience is required to take the charges as a captain in test. I think Dhoni cannot maintain the team in test matches.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 Nov 07
I don't think there is much harm in making Dhoni the captain as he is one of those players who is really not weighed down by responsibilities. The most popular name doing rounds now is Sachin. If he is elected captain, I would think it to be a step back for Indian cricket. The other name doing rounds is VVS Laxman and again given that he is going to be around for only around 2 more years roughly, I do not think it to be more than a stop gap arrangement. I think the time is ripe to groom Dhoni as both test and ODI captain. Cheers! Ram