Suryakumar Yadav is slated to take on the role of India’s captain for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia, starting November 23 in Visakhapatnam, with Hardik Pandya unavailable.
Hardik Pandya’s mid-World Cup 2023 campaign was cut short due to an ankle injury.
Notably, India hasn’t officially appointed Hardik Pandy as the captain, but he has taken charge of the team in the shortest format since the disappointing World Cup T20 2022 in Australia.
Known for his prolific performances in India’s T20 lineup, Suryakumar Yadav has been a reliable run-getter in the shortest format. The captaincy challenge, especially in the absence of senior players, adds an interesting dynamic to watch.
A New T20 Side in Making
With the T20 World Cup 2024 just around the corner, the Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee has a mammoth job on their hands – finding fresh faces and young blood to shape a brand-new team. It’s crystal clear they are aiming to move past the senior stars like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who might not see much action in the shortest format.