Hardik Pandya

Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian cricket crew in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, beginning on January 3 in Mumbai, the BCCI reported in a proclamation late on Tuesday night. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul are not piece of the T20I crew. Rohit will get back to lead Group India in the ODI series against similar adversaries, beginning on January 10. While Suryakumar Yadav will be the bad habit skipper of the side in the T20I series, Hardik will be Rohit’s appointee in the ODIs. While Rohit is as yet recuperating from a thumb injury, the BCCI public statement expressed nothing on whether Pandya’s arrangement was a super durable change or only for one series.

Pant excluded from T20Is, ODIs

The most remarkable truant from both the crews was Rishabh Pant, who was important for India’s new Test series win against Bangladesh. Wicketkeeper-hitter Ishan Kishan has been remembered for both the ODI and T20I crews. Sanju Samson is essential for the T20I crew. Rahul, who isn’t important for the T20I crew, has been named as a wicketkeeper in the ODIs

Dhawan not piece of ODI crew: Another enormous exclusion is Shikhar Dhawan from the ODI group. Unexpectedly, even one series before the Bangladesh visit, he was driving the side in New Zealand however his horrid drop in scoring rate and furthermore not having the option to string a progression of predictable scores have conflicted with him.


Hardik’s rise as T20I captain while being Rohit’s representative in the ODIs may be viewed as a sprinkle of progress that the side is probably going to go through before very long. Pandya, who drove Gujarat Titans to IPL win during the 2022, release was promoted as Rohit’s substitution after India lost to Britain in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. The T20I group has a new look with two uncapped pacers Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar being drafted into the briefest configuration.

Mavi was picked by Titans for Rs 6 crore, while Bengal’s Mukesh was snapped by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.50 crore. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi, two force to be reckoned with IPL entertainers, came to the T20I side. The ODI side flaunts a more experienced look with Mohammed Shami returning from shoulder injury.

India’s crew for Sri Lanka T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Skipper), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill [opening Batsman], Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson [Batter], Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal [bowler], Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh [bowler], Harshal Patel, Umran Malik [bowler], Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

India’s crew for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Skipper), Shubman Gill [Batter], Virat Kohli [Batter], Suryakumar Yadav [Batsman], Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal [Bowler], Kuldeep Yadav [Bowler], Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.