Pandya to Lead Indian T20 Team, No Rohit & Kohli

Updated on: 19-05-2024 Author: T20 WC 2024
Pandya to Lead Indian T20 Team, No Rohit & Kohli


In a recent announcement, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has revealed that Hardik Pandya will take charge as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming T20 series against the West Indies. Joining him as the vice-captain will be Surya Kumar Yadav. However, notable absences from the squad include Test and ODI captain Rohit Sharma and star batsman Virat Kohli.

T20 Series Schedule


The T20 series is scheduled to take place in both the West Indies and Florida. The matches in the West Indies are set to occur on August 3, 6, and 8, while the matches on August 12 and 13 will be played in the American state of Florida.

The BCCI's decision to appoint Hardik Pandya as captain for the T20 series against the West Indies marks a significant development for the Indian cricket team. This move highlights Pandya's growing stature in international cricket and reflects the board's confidence in his leadership abilities.

Notable Omissions


It comes as a surprise that the regular Test and ODI captain, Rohit Sharma, and the prominent batsman, Virat Kohli, have been excluded from the squad for the T20 series. The absence of these seasoned players is likely to impact the team's dynamics, as both Sharma and Kohli have been instrumental in India's previous successes.

T20 Series Venues


The T20 matches are divided between two locations: the West Indies and Florida. The West Indies will host the initial set of matches on August 3, 6, and 8. Following this, the action will move to Florida, where matches will be played on August 12 and 13. This unique arrangement provides an opportunity for fans in both the Caribbean and the United States to witness thrilling T20 encounters.

In conclusion, the appointment of Hardik Pandya as captain and Surya Kumar Yadav as vice-captain for the T20 series against the West Indies showcases the BCCI's strategic approach to team selection. With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli absent from the squad, the upcoming series will be a chance for emerging talents to showcase their skills on the international stage. Fans eagerly anticipate the T20 matches taking place in the vibrant cricketing destinations of the West Indies and Florida.



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