Hardik is being tipped to be Rohit Sharma’s successor after the ODI World Cup, ever since he first impressed analysts and later India selection by leading Gujarat Titans to the IPL trophy in his debut season in 2022. After that, he was given a chance to lead. T20I teams in competitions. After taking a break, Rohit rejoined the ODI team and was later made the vice-captain. However, Hardik’s crucial position for the ODI World Cup is under threat after his captaincy suffered a humiliating defeat in the T20I series in the West Indies earlier this month.
The Men in Blue lost their first bilateral series to the Caribbean team in 17 years, going down 2-3 in the five-match series, while India won 2-1 in the ODIs against West Indies earlier this month An all-rounder’s ability to serve as vice captain cannot be guaranteed.
The selection of Jasprit Bumrah as captain for the Ireland T20I series was done exactly for this purpose. “While Bumrah can be a strong competitor for Hardik’s vice-captaincy in ODIs, we should not forget that before Hardik (against England in a Test match at the Oval), Bumrah had led India as captain. He initially served as the vice-captain of the ODI team. South Africa tour 2022. He said, “He is also waiting in the queue.”
The Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee will announce India’s Asia Cup squad on Monday morning.
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