Sehwag named India vice-captain

Virender Sehwag has been appointed the new vice-captain of the Indian team, replacing left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh.

updated: November 07, 2008 15:01 IST
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New Delhi:

Opening batsman Virender Sehwag has been named the vice-captain of the Indian team for the upcoming One-Day Internationals and Test series against England.

The Delhi cricketer is also the vice-captain of the team for the fourth and final Test against Australia following Mahendra Singh Dhoni's elevation to Test captaincy after the sudden retirement of Anil Kumble.

In the one-dayers, however, Sehwag replaced Yuvraj Singh, who has been struggling with his form for sometime now.

"Virender Sehwag will be the vice-captain of the Indian team for the Nagpur Test against Australia, as well as the ODI and Test series against England," BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement issued on Friday.

England arrived on Thursday to play seven ODIs and two Tests in India starting from November 14.