Team Kakashi, also known as Team 7, is a team led byKakashi Hatake and was formed after the members becamegenin. The members were selected in order to balance out their talents. Naruto, the worst student in his graduating class, would benefit from Sakura’s intelligence and Sasuke’s proficiency with ninja skills. Sakura would similarly benefit from her more battle-capable team-mates, whereas Sasuke would benefit from being forced to work with others.
It was later revealed that Kakashi was chosen specifically to be the leader of Team 7 because of Naruto and Sasuke. Kakashi’s duty, in addition to training the team, was also to keep the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox in Naruto contained, and to keep Sasuke from walking down a dark path, since they had similar traits that would allow Kakashi to better understand him.
When Sasuke defected from Konoha at the end of Part I, Team…
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