The Indian team is on a tour of New Zealand with its youth brigade. Team India has to play a three-match T20 series and three-match ODI series here. The first T20 match got rained on. Many senior players including the regular captain have been rested from this tour. A big team of youth has been given a chance. Hardik Pandya, the acting captain of the T20 team, said that young players will be given a lot of opportunities in this tour.
Youngsters also have a lot of experience: Hardik
Hardik Pandya said that these players may be young in age but not in terms of experience. He has played a lot of IPL (Indian Premier League) and has also played a lot of international matches. I think today's youth are not worried about not playing much cricket. "If the situation demands, I and a lot of experienced players will play different roles but this tour is to give new players more clarity, opportunities and a chance to express themselves," he said.
These young players got a chance
Hardik said that the World Cup is over, I have left it behind. There will be disappointment but we cannot go back and change things. We are now thinking about the future, about this series. India's T20 team includes youngsters Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Umran Malik. Shubman Gill may also get a chance to debut in T20 International. Similarly, the ODI team is also adorned with young players.
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India T20 squad: Hardik Pandya (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain and wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.
India ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain and wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.