Rohit and his men lost the initial Test in Hyderabad by 28 runs and won the second Test in Vizag by 106 runs.
The five-match Test series is well positioned at 1-1, with the third Test taking place in Rajkot from February 15.
India and England will then travel to Ranchi for the fourth Test starting on February 23, followed by the final match of the series in Dharamsala on March 7.
A day before the team announcement, Rohit took to Instagram and posted a photo with his wife. Ritika Sajdehcaptioning it, “Always by my side.”
“Always by my side,” Rohit wrote while sharing the photo.
Rohit recently spoke about leading the team and the leadership role he plays in the national team.
The Indian captain said he values the many facets of the role, including making strategic decisions on the field and managing the players’ individual personalities off the field.
“Probably the hardest job of the leader is to get everyone to do what you want them to do. Because they come with a different mindset and they want to do what they want to do. That’s what we try and talk to everyone when they come in because it’s a game and a team sport. What I try and do is give the players that freedom and importance….. which are very important to me. It doesn’t matter if you only play ten balls at No. 6 aur No.7… “You are so important to me that you can win matches. It is just developing the confidence within them. Because you need all 11 to give their best. You need everyone to contribute to the cause of the team.” Rohit said during an event.
Rohit stated that he tries his best to have personal interactions with every player and as a leader, it is necessary to treat everyone equally and with importance.
“I try to go to the players’ rooms individually and talk to them, have dinner. They look up to the leaders. If I’m not available to talk and give them time, there will be some discomfort in the whole team. The most important thing is to try to Treat everyone equally and give everyone that importance. Give them clarity on what their role is,” the Indian captain said.
“If they’re thinking about being eliminated, that’s where my role comes in. So I have to try to build trust. It’s about giving them that trust and building that trust that no matter what my leader says, I have to go and execute”. That. Those are the things I try to focus on. “It’s hard work,” he added.