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In the last season of IPL, Hardik Pandya proved his leadership ability and made the team the champion.
Hardik Pandya, who made Gujarat Titans IPL champions in his captaincy in the very first season, has been made the captain of Team India on the Ireland tour. At that time the main team of India will be in England. This would mean that Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant will also not be available for the Ireland tour. In view of this, Pandya has been given the command of the team for two T20 International matches against Ireland.
Hardik, who has been away from the field since the T20 World Cup 2021, made a comeback in IPL 2022 and made Gujarat Titans the winner with a strong performance in the very first season. The BCCI has rewarded Hardik for this. He was made the vice-captain in the first series against South Africa and now he will be the captain for the tour of Ireland.
Team India to tour Ireland
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel , Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Team India has to play two T20 matches against Ireland on 26 and 28 June in Dublin. At the same time, India’s main team will leave for England on 16 June.
KL Rahul suffered an injury before the T20I series against South Africa.
KL Rahul could not recover from injury
Meanwhile, news is also coming that the injured KL Rahul will miss the Test match against England starting from July 1 in Birmingham. Rahul was named captain for the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa, but he was injured and ruled out of the entire series before the first match played in Delhi. After this Pant was made the captain and Pandya was made the vice-captain. BCCI sources said that Rahul is yet to recover from the injury. So they will not be able to play Test matches in England.
Rahul has to give fitness test
Rahul is to take a fitness test later this week, but medical experts associated with the team believe that the chances of Rahul getting fit on time are slim.
Indian team could not play the fifth test last year
The Indian team could not play the fifth and last Test match of the series due to the Corona outbreak on the tour of England last year. Then it was decided that this Test match will be played in 2022. Earlier, India was to play only ODI and T20I series on this year’s tour of England.
Shubman Gill can open
In the absence of Rahul, Shubman Gill may get a chance to open the innings in the Test match against England. The captain of the second opener team will be Rohit Sharma. Sources said that the selectors are not looking for a replacement for Rahul. There is only one Test match to be played, so there is no need for replacement.