Why were Surya-Pandya out of the T20 series against Afghanistan?

By Vipin - 2024-01-08 12:10:20
Why were Surya-Pandya out of the T20 series against Afghanistan?

Three big players of the Indian team, which is going to play the last bilateral series before the T-20 World Cup, have been injured. A report has claimed that Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Rituraj Gaikwad will not be part of Team India in the 3-match T20 series against Afghanistan. The series starting from January 11 is important for the preparations for the T20 World Cup.

There is confusion in the playing of Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Both of them have not played any T20 since the T20 World Cup semi-final match against England.

Team may be announced today

BCCI can announce the team for this home series on Sunday. The selectors can express confidence in the youth.

Afghan team was announced a day before

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The Afghan board had announced its team for this series on Saturday. The board has selected 19 players for the 3 T-20 series. The command of the team has been handed over to opener Ibrahim Zadran. While Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have returned.

India's last T20 series before the T20 World Cup

Before the T20 World Cup, India will play only 3 T20 matches. All three matches will be against Afghanistan. After this, India will play 5 Tests against England and then IPL will start. IPL is likely to run till the third week of May. Immediately after the tournament, T20 World Cup will also start in West Indies and America from June 1st. Its schedule was released by ICC only on Friday, January 5.

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After the retirement of former Australian Test opener David Warner from Test cricket, the selectors of the Australian team are facing the challenge of finding a new opener. Who will open in his place in Test cricket? Australia team has to play a two-match Test series against West Indies from January 17. The first match will be played on Adelaide grounds.

Rohit and Virat have not played a T20I match since India's semi-final loss against England in the 2022 ICC Men's T20I World Cup in Adelaide.The upcoming three matches against Afghanistan are the final three T20I matches that the Men in Blue will play ahead of this year's ICC Men's T20I World Cup to be co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA.

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