IND vs IRE: Hardik Pandya named India captain for T20I Series Against Ireland

The BCCI Wednesday announced a 17-member squad for the upcoming 2-match T20 international series against Ireland.

Indian all-rounder and Gujarat Titans’ IPL 2022 winning captain Hardik Pandya has been announced as the captain of the side while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named vice-captain for the 2nd time.

Suryakumar Yadav has returned to the squad after being sidelined due to an injury against South Africa. Sanju Samson also returns to the squad after being ignored for the ongoing series against South Africa.

While Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have been left out of the squad. They are going to be part of the Test squad and both are expected to play in the practice game which is scheduled to be on the same dates as the T20Is against Ireland.

India T20I Squad for Ireland Tour:

Hardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

India will play the two T20I matches against Ireland on Sunday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 28. Both the matches will be played at The Village cricket ground in Dublin.

Earlier in the day, Ireland also announced a 14-man squad for the series against India, leaving out Indian-origin spinner Simi Singh. 

Ireland T20I squad:

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Craig Young.

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