Selectors and Team India management have hit the reset button for the second time in the past 12 months. The selectors announced a T20I team and an ODI team on Tuesday night in preparation for a home series against Sri Lanka starting the next week, showing that they are considering players who are less well-known in Indian cricket. On November 12, a day after India was outplayed by England in the T20 World Cup semifinal, TOI had claimed that the T20I team was set to face a significant overhaul and that the veterans would be urged to concentrate on next year’s ODI World Cup. Hardik Pandya was reportedly a hot candidate for captaincy.
According to the report, rohit sharma, virat kohli, and kl rahul’s names were absent, hence pandya was given the t20i captaincy for the Sri Lanka series. As he heals from a knee injury, rishabh Pant has been instructed to report to the national cricket academy (nca) on January 3 for strengthening training.