Team India will enter under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya
Many young players have been given a chance in the series
Hardik Pandya said to support the youth
new Delhi: Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, Team India is ready to play the first T20 match against Sri Lanka. After the defeat in the T20 World Cup, BCCI has taken a big step to include young players in the team. This is the reason why senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are out of this T20 series. Captain Hardik Pandya has assured before the T20 series that under his leadership the young players of the team will be given a chance.
Hardik said in a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, ‘We have seen him and told him to go to the field and express himself and which he will definitely do. It depends on us how we support them. All the players have full support from my side. Those who are with us are the best cricketers of this country. That is the reason why he is here today and I have to give him this confidence.
Hardik further said, ‘It is important for me to make him feel that he is the best. If I know how to do this work, then I can instill confidence in them. I think he will move forward and his career will be brilliant.
Let us tell you that in the Super Four match of the Asia Cup last year, Sri Lanka had defeated Team India by 6 wickets. After this, the campaign of Team India led by Rohit Sharma came to an end in the Asia Cup.
India’s T20 squad against Sri Lanka:
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik , Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 03, 2023, 15:59 IST