Hardik Pandya to steer India in Ireland’s tour, Expected Indian squad for Ireland tour: All-rounder Hardik Pandya is prone to don the captain’s hat throughout India’s upcoming tour of Ireland for the white ball matches. Rishabh Pant, who’s main the boys in blues in opposition to South Africa within the absence of normal skipper Rohit Sharma, can be on the tour of England and therefore, Hardik turns into the distinguished determine to steer the aspect. 

Notably, Rishabh Pant will fly to the United Kingdom after the completion of India’s dwelling T20I sequence in opposition to South Africa to play out the one-off check match in opposition to England in Edgbaston. He received’t journey with the second-string Indian squad to Ireland for the 2 matches T20I sequence.

In Pant’s absence, Hardik Pandya, who’s Rishabh’s deputy within the ongoing sequence in opposition to the Proteas, is predicted to steer the boys in blues.

“While there is Dinesh Karthik, who is the senior-most player in the squad along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, it was Hardik, who was Pant’s designated deputy and hence favourite to lead,” the BCCI official stated.

As per the sources, the selectors will not be anticipated to make numerous modifications within the Indian squad touring Ireland and therefore the possibilities of choice for Moshin Khan and Rahul Tripathi are dim.

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Team India is scheduled to play two T20I matches in opposition to Ireland, beginning June 26. Both the fixtures are scheduled to be staged in Dublin on June 26 and 28 respectively.

While the second-string Indian workforce will play in opposition to Ireland, the Indian check squad is scheduled to have a four-day apply match in opposition to Leicester from June 24-27. Keeping in thoughts the fixture conflict, the BCCI has requested NCA head VVS Laxman to accompany the Indian workforce in Ireland’s tour whereas common head coach Rahul Dravid can be concerned within the check match preparations with the red-ball squad.

Expected Indian squad for Ireland tour:

Hardik Pandya (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan/Rahul Tripathi.

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