Hardik Pandya to Captain India on Tour of Ireland 2022
Ireland and India will meet in the first T20 of the series on June 26. The two teams will then face each other in the second and final T20 match of the series on June 26. Hardik Pandya has been named as captain of India cricket team for the upcoming tour of Ireland 2022.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 16-member squad for the tour of Ireland on Wednesday (June 15). Despite captaining Rishabh Pant in the ongoing Twenty20 series against South Africa at home, India’s captain in Ireland is Hardik. Bhubaneswar Kumar will be the assistant.
Rahul Tripathi has been named in India’s T20 squad for the first time after a stellar performance in the IPL. Suryakumar Yadav has returned to the team. There is also Sanju Samson. Pant and Shreyas Iyer are out of the Ireland series despite being against the Proteas.
India T20 squad: Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Benkatesh Ayyar and Deepak Hooda. Also present are Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzbendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Ravi Vishnoi, Harshal Patel, Abesh Khan, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
Ireland T20 Squad: Andrew Balberny (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Camper, Gareth Delaney, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBreen, Barry McCarthy, Connor Wolfert, Paul Stirling, Harry.