RAHUL TRIPATHI GETS MAIDEN CALL-UP, SAMSON RETURNS, HARDIK TO LEAD ON IRELAND TOUR.
The Ireland Tour will have 2 T20Is on the 26th and 28th of June. Many regular squad members will be missing as they will be preparing for the test against England beginning on the 1st of July. As a result, many youngsters have been given an opportunity to represent India.
The consistent Rahul Tripathi has earned his first call-up to the Indian Team for the Ireland T20Is after waiting for some time. Tripathi is ecstatic and elated to get selected and expressed his happiness in an interview with PTI.
Hardik Pandya will be leading Team India after successfully leading the Gujarat Titans to the IPL victory. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the vice-captain for the 2 T20Is.
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are not included for this series as they will be flying to England directly with Rahul Dravid for the test match in England.
Sanju Samson has got another chance to prove his abilities with the bat and answer critics questioning his consistency.
While Suryakumar Yadav is back after an injury he sustained during the IPL. He would look to make the no.4 spot his own and solidify his position in the XI for the World Cup.
There will also be a change in the coaching staff, Rahul Dravid won’t be part of this series. VVS Laxman has been given the responsibility of Head coach on this short tour. He will be accompanied by batting coach Sitanshu Kotak, bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule and fielding coach Munish Bali.
INDIAN TEAM FULL SQUAD FOR IRELAND T20I
Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(vc), Yuzi Chahal, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya(c), Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik, Axar Patel.
New captain, Maiden call up, some big returns 🔥
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