Indian Cricket Team

The BCCI selection committee on Wednesday announced the Indian Cricket Team for the India tour of Ireland in 2022. The biggest development regarding the same is that Hardik Pandya has been named captain. The current stand-in captain is Rishabh Pant but when Rishabh departs for the one-off test against England, Hardik will have to step in as captain. The other major developments are that Suryakumar Yadav is fit and available and Rahul Tripathi has got a much-deserved maiden call to the T20 side. Here is an in-depth look at the same: 

Indian Cricket Team for Ireland Tour: 

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 

Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian Cricket Team: 

The latest development is that Superstar Hardik Pandya is set to lead the Indian Squad in Ireland. This decision comes as Hardik is one of the senior-most players chosen for the tour and the fact that Hardik led the Gujarat Titans to victory in the TATA IPL 2022. Also, all the other players will be playing the one-off test against England and will be preparing for the same. Hence the reason that Hardik has gotten the opportunity of a lifetime. Here is a look at his captaincy stats from the TATA IPL 2022 season: 

Stat  Value 
Matches As Captain 15 
Wins As Captain 11 
Losses As Captain 
Win Percentage as Captain 73.33% 

Rahul Tripathi Gets a call-up for the National Team: 

Rahul Tripathi, the player who has been piling on the performances since IPL 2016 has finally got the opportunity he deserves. Here is a look at his performances in the last 3 seasons of the IPL: 

IPL Year Matches Runs Average 
IPL 2022 14 413 37.55 
IPL 2021 17 397 28.35 
IPL 2020 11 230 23.00 

Season after season Rahul has been performing very well. He is very highly regarded as a team man. He bats wherever the team requires him to. Tripathi is a complete team man and if the teams want to even drop him from the 11, he is very welcoming to such decisions. Harbhajan Singh regards Tripathi as one of the most hardworking cricketers in the Indian domestic circuit.  

Rahul Tripathi Indian Cricket Team
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His strokes are delightful to watch. He isn’t much reliant on power but depends on timing. His cover drive is eye candy. The other respectable dimension of his game is his fielding. He is electric on the field. He is one of the best outfielders in the country. This national team call-up is very well-deserved and this is just the beginning for Rahul. 

Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson make a comeback to the Indian Cricket Team: 

Suryakumar Yadav, the star middle-order batter who had been nursing an injury to his thumb at the NCA is fully fit and available. Surya couldn’t play the IPL 2022 season completely due to the same injury. He felt nagging pain in his forearm. However, in the few games that Surya played, he was the best batter for the Mumbai Indians who had a dreadful season. He is an Indian top middle-order batter and it is more than sure that Surya might make it to the flight to Australia in October this year.  

Sanju Samson has also got his comeback call-up into the national team. This call-up comes after Sanju led the Rajasthan Royals to the IPL final. Samson is a complete team man as well. He played for the national team last time when Sri Lanka had toured India and did very well.  

Ireland Team for Inda Tour of Ireland:

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Craig Young.

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