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All-rounder Hardik Pandya named India captain as BCCI announced squad for Ireland T20Is

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday announced a 17-member Team india Squad for the two-match T20I series against Ireland. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named Captain of the Squad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the vice-captain for the upcoming series. The BCCI made the announcement on Wednesday evening.

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While Rishabh Pant, who will be with the Indian Test team during the Ireland series as it prepares for the fifth Test against England, will remain absent for this series. In Pant’s absence, Sanju Samson makes a return to the squad for the Ireland series. After the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa concludes, India will travel to Ireland to play two games of the shortest format. Both matches (on June 26 and 28) will be played in Dublin.

India’s T20I squad: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

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