The Indian cricket team will tour Ireland next month. The India team has to play a three-match T20 series against Ireland in August. BCCI Secretary Jai Shah has made it clear that star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will return to international cricket from the Ireland series. While Hardik Pandya will not go to Ireland.
The ‘ANI’ news agency quoted the BCCI secretary as saying that Jasprit Bumrah is fully fit. Apart from this, Jai Shah also said that he can join the India team for the T20 series to be played against Ireland. The three-game T20 series against Ireland will be played on 18, 20 and 23 August.
It has been claimed in many media reports that Jasprit Bumrah will captain the India team in the three-match T20 series against Ireland. Now that BCCI secretary Jai Shah has confirmed that Bumrah is fully fit and will play in the series against Ireland. This has made it even more clear that only Bumrah will captain the India team in the series against Ireland.
Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has reportedly suggested a week-long camp after the T20 series against the West Indies to prepare for the Asian Cup. Meanwhile, on August 18, 20 and 23, the Indian team has to play three T20 matches against Ireland. In such a situation, Hardik Pandya may be in the Asian Cup preparation camp and in his place some other player may captain in the T20 series against Ireland.
Earlier, it was claimed in various media reports that Suryakumar Yadav, the vice-captain of the T20 team, would be seen leading the team in the T20 series against Ireland. It was also said that the reason behind this is that if Shreyas Iyer gets fit, it will be difficult for Surya to get a place in the Asian Cup squad, because this time the Asian Cup will be played in ODI format.