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Hardik Pandya returns as t20I captain against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma captain in ODI

Hardik Pandya To Lead In T20Is Against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma Returns As Chief In ODIs
KL Rahul has not been remembered for the T20I side while he has been named in the ODIs.

Rishabh Gasp has not been named in either squad. Shikhar Dhawan’s name is likewise absent from the ODI squad

Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian cricket crew in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, beginning on January 3 in Mumbai, the BCCI reported in an explanation late on Tuesday night. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul are not pieces of the T20I squad.

Rohit will get back to lead Group India in the ODI series against similar rivals, beginning on January 10. While Suryakumar Yadav will be the bad habit commander of the side in the T20I series, Hardik will be Rohit’s representative in the ODIs.

While Rohit is as yet recuperating from a thumb injury, the BCCI official statement expressed nothing on whether Pandya’s arrangement was a long-lasting change or only for one series.

Pant excluded from T20Is, ODIs

The most remarkable truant from both the squads was Rishabh Pant, who was important for India’s new Test series win against Bangladesh. Wicketkeeper-hitter Ishan Kishan has been remembered for both the ODI and T20I squads. Sanju Samson is important for the T20I squad. Rahul, who isn’t essential for the T20I squad, has been named as a wicketkeeper in the ODIs.

As indicated by the news office PTI, Pant has been approached to report at the Public Cricket Foundation (NCA) for a knee-reinforcing recovery program for a long time. Consequently, he will miss the whole Sri Lanka series. However, BCCI’s assertion doesn’t specify whether he has been refreshed or dropped.

Dhawan not part of ODI squad

Another large exclusion is Shikhar Dhawan from the ODI group. Unexpectedly, even one series before the Bangladesh visit, he was driving the side in New Zealand however his grim drop in scoring rate and furthermore not having the option to string a progression of predictable scores have conflicted with him.

Rohit being a white-ball monster and Shubman Gill in prime ODI structure with Ishan Kishan hitting the quickest twofold hundred under a month back, India has various choices in the opener’s job. Subsequently, Dhawan appeared to have been precluded.


Hardik’s rise as T20I captain while being Rohit’s delegate in the ODIs may be viewed as a sprinkle of progress that the side is probably going to go through before very long.

Pandya, who drove Gujarat Titans to an IPL win in 2022, the release was promoted as Rohit’s substitution after India lost to England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. The T20I group has a new look with two uncapped pacers Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar being enlisted into the most limited design.

Mavi was picked by Titans for Rs 6 crore, while Bengal’s Mukesh was snapped by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.50 crore. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi, two forces to be reckoned with IPL entertainers, came to the T20I side. The ODI side flaunts a more experienced look with Mohammed Shami returning from a shoulder injury.

India’s squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: 

Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

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