Hardik Pandya will captain India in the T20I vs Ireland, and Rahul Tripathi has been named to the squad. The Indian team will be led by Hardik Pandya, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar named vice-captain.
The BCCI announced Team India’s squad for the upcoming two-match T20I series against Ireland. Which will begin on June 26th in Malahide. The Indian team will be led by Hardik Pandya, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar named vice-captain. Rahul Tripathi also call up to the squad. Hardik will lead India for the first time, following his success with Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He is currently playing in the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa.
During IPL 2022, the all-rounder led GT from the front, scoring 487 runs in 15 matches. He also took eight wickets during the tournament, which culminated in a victory over the Rajasthan Royals in the final.
Meanwhile, after being overlook for the South Africa T20Is, Maharashtra batter Rahul Tripathi has received his first call-up.
Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson will also make their comebacks.
Umran Malik, who received his first India call-up for the current South Africa series, has also been kept in the squad.
India and Ireland will play two Twenty20 Internationals in Dublin on June 26 and 28.
In the ongoing five-match series, India is trailing South Africa 1-2. After losing the first two games, the young Indian team rallied to win the third T20I by 48 runs in Vishakhapatnam on Tuesday.
The fourth and fifth Twenty20 Internationals will take place on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
The absence of a few big names, including skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, is due to the sixth and final Test against England, which will conclude the Test series that began last year. Due to a Covid outbreak in the Indian camp, the fifth match had to be cancel.
The sixth and final Test will be held from July 1 to 5 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
India T20I squad vs Ireland:
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik