Hardik Pandya will lead Team India in 2024 T20 World Cup as well, says former Indian cricketer

The Ajit Agarkar-headed BCCI selection committee met for the first time on Wednesday and announced the 15-member squad for Team India’s T20I series against the West Indies in the Caribbean Island. The selection panel picked up a young squad which will be led by Hardik Pandya. The selected Indian T20I side shows that the selectors will continue to back young players, which means there is no place for senior star batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Indian squad features several young talents like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, and Mukesh Kumar, who delivered superb performances in the IPL 2023. Wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson, all-rounder Axar Patel, and wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal have made their return to the National side. Meanwhile, many have raised questions about not picking up Rinku Singh in the squad.

Hardik Pandya, who had been given the captaincy after the T20 World Cup, it seems like that’s now the final fixture, that Pandya will lead the Indian T20 team for times to come, which means until the upcoming 2024 World Cup in West Indies and USA, said Aakash Chopra.

I feel they have already moved in that direction and it is still the same, nothing has changed. None of the seniors have been picked. KL Rahul is unavailable but now it is extended that you have not played Rohit and Kohli since the World Cup, former Indian opener added. India’s five-match T20I series against the two-time champions West Indies will kick off on August 03 and conclude on August 13.