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India Tour of Ireland: Hardik Pandya elevated to captaincy role: Follow LIVE


India Tour of Ireland: Elevated to vice-captaincy role in India vs South Africa series, IPL-winning captain Hardik Pandya has been appointed as captain of the Indian team for Ireland tour. A strong Indian squad will travel to Ireland for two T20Is with the team set to leave on June 22. Follow IND vs IRE Live & India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Rishabh and Shreyas will leave for England. We are still waiting for an update on Rahul. They will leave on June 22 for Dublin,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.

India squad for Ireland: 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.

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While the selectors announced the squad for Ireland, the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee will have to pick two separate squads for England series. After the Ireland tour, the squad will travel to England for a three-match T20I and ODI series.

As the red-ball squad will be playing a warm-up from June 24 ahead of the 5th Test from July 1, many players will be unavailable for the Ireland tour. India will play two T20Is on June 26 and 28 in Malahide.

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Hardik Pandya during open-door practice in Cuttack

India Tour of Ireland: All you need to know about IND vs IRE

  • Hardik Pandya will lead the side with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant all unavailable for the series.
  • India will play two T20Is against Ireland on June 26 & 28 for the first time since 2018.
  • The team for Ireland will leave on June 22.
  • After finishing the T20Is in Ireland, Hardik Pandya and few others will join the squad in England.
  • India’s T20 side will play a warm-up match on July 1 against Derbyshire and Northamptonshire on July 3.
  • VVS Laxman will lead the coaching staff in Ireland and will be in England during the warm-up matches.
  • Rahul Dravid will take charge of the white-ball squad after the 5th Test.

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VVS Laxman will be the Head Coach on Ireland tour

India Tour of Ireland: What are the changes in the team?

  • Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh both retained their places for the Ireland series.
  • Suryakumar Yadav made a recovery from injury and returned to the side.
  • Rahul Tripathi has received a maiden call-up after impressive show in IPL 2022.
  • Sanju Samson also returned after being snubbed for the South Africa series.
  • Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad both have been named for the Ireland series.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain for Ireland series.
  • For the limited-overs series against England, India will have a full-strength squad.
  • Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah are all set to be available besides Rishabh Pant. A decision on KL Rahul will be taken at a later date.
  • Shikhar Dhawan is set to return for ODIs.

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“We will have a full squad available for the England series. It will be crucial series for us in terms of T20 World Cup preparations. VVS will be with the squad for the two warm-up games in England,” the selection committee member said.

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India Tour of Ireland Schedule:

  • India vs Ireland, 1st T20I: June 26 at Malahide
  • India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: June 28 at Malahide

India Tour of England Schedule:

  • Four-Day Warm-up vs Leicestershire County Cricket Club – June 24-27
  • India A vs Derbyshire T20: July 1
  • India vs England 5th Test – July 1-5 @ Birmingham
  • India A vs Northamptonshire: July 3
  • IND vs ENG 1st T20: July 7 @ Southampton
  • IND vs ENG 2nd T20: July 9 @ Birmingham
  • IND vs ENG 3rd T20: July 10 @ Nottingham
  • IND vs ENG 1st ODI: July 12 @ Kennington Oval
  • IND vs ENG 2nd ODI: July 14 @ Lord’s
  • IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: July 17 @ Manchester

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