Cricket-Pandya to captain India in T20I series against Sri Lanka


  • Cricket
  • Wednesday, 28 Dec 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Asian Cup - India v Sri Lanka - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 6, 2022 India's Hardik Pandya reacts after being caught out by Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka REUTERS/Christopher Pike

(Reuters) - Hardik Pandya will captain India for their Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka next month in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who will return for the following one-day internationals, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

India will host Sri Lanka for three T20Is and three ODIs from Jan. 3, with Pandya reprising his role as T20 captain for a second straight series, after leading India to victory over New Zealand in November.

Pandya, who captained the Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League title this year in their debut season, will also serve as vice-captain under Rohit for the ODI series.

Rohit missed this month's test series against Bangladesh after sustaining a blow to the thumb during the preceding ODI matches.

Virat Kohli will not feature in the T20I series, while batter Shikhar Dhawan was not included in the ODI squad after scoring just 18 runs across three matches in Bangladesh. Rishabh Pant missed out on both squads.

T20I SQUAD:

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

ODI SQUAD:

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

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Cricket

Cricket-Suryakumar takes over as India's T20 captain ahead of Pandya
Cricket-Flintoff's 16-year-old son Rocky youngest to hit test ton for England U-19s
Cricket-England captain Stokes to play in The Hundred, ECB says
Cricket-Pope, Duckett, Stokes give England strong start v Windies
Cricket-In Mexico, cricket hopes to get out of jail with prison project
Cricket-New Zealand's senior players must step up in Williamson's absence: Latham
Cricket-Wood replaces Anderson in England team for second test against West Indies
Cricket-Australia's Fraser-McGurk to fill Warner shoes on England tour
Cricket-Samson, Kumar help India to 42-run win over Zimbabwe
Cricket-Jaiswal, Gill lead India to 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe

Others Also Read