Hardik Pandya to lead as we look at the official squad players list for Team India for the 2022 T20 series vs Ireland.
Amidst the ongoing T20 series vs South Africa, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the official squad for Team India for the upcoming T20 series vs Ireland scheduled to take place later this month. The squad contains 17 members; 1 less than the official squad that was announced for the South Africa T20 series.
As expected, the primary players that shall represent Team India for the 5th Test match vs England have been rested as they will gearing up for the 5th Test match that shall be played from July 1 to July 5, 2022. Among the South Africa series key players who have been rested for the upcoming Test match include Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. Whereas KL Rahul was earlier ruled out due to Groin injury.
With Rishabh Pant rested, Team India’s current vice-captain, Hardik Pandya has been named as the Captain of the squad. This is welcoming news for Hardik, who under his debut captaincy had helped Gujarat Titans lift their maiden IPL Trophy. To support Hardik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the Vice-captain of the squad.
New Players Included
With Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer rested and KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav ruled out, three new players have been added to the squad. Suryakumar Yadav, who has recovered from the injury is the key player who will definitely play both the T20Is. But the main attractions are Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi
Both Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi were expected to play the T20 series vs South Africa as well, but the selection committee thought otherwise. With Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer not there, they were the best players in line to make the cut. However, one player who could have made a comeback is Shikhar Dhawan. The exact reason for his non-inclusion is still not known, but age and abundance of openers could be the main reasons.
Meanwhile, there are no changes in the bowling and all-rounder department. All bowlers and all-rounders who are a part of the ongoing T20 series vs South Africa have also been named for the Ireland series as well. Even as the likes of Umran Malik, Deepak Hooda, and Arshdeep Singh haven’t got a game so far, just being with the team is a big learning for them.
So, here’s the official squad for Team India as announced by BCCI. From the scheduling standpoint, India would be playing 2 T20Is vs Ireland on 26th and 28th June, 2022. Both these matches shall be played in Dublin.
India vs Ireland 2022 – Official T20 Series Squad for Team India:
Batters: Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad & Suryakumar Yadav
Wks: Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan & Sanju Samson
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya & Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik & Yuzvendra Chahal
Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Hardik Pandya // Vice-captain: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Here’s the schedule for India vs Ireland 2022 T20 Series:
- 1st T20I // June 26 // Dublin
- 2nd T20I // June 28 // Dublin
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