India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says ‘He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit’s workload’

India Tour of Ireland – India T20 Captaincy: The senior selection committee is all set to give Hardik Pandya an extended run…

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India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says 'He is in plans to manage Rohit's workload'

India Tour of Ireland – India T20 Captaincy: The senior selection committee is all set to give Hardik Pandya an extended run as T20 captain. The reason is to manage Rohit Sharma’s workload as he is the leader of all three formats. The selectors have been impressed by Hardik’s leadership quality and whenever possible, he will lead the T20 team in the future. Follow IND vs IRE LIVE & India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“There is no question of replacing Rohit Sharma anytime soon. But at the same time, it is important to manage his workload. Yes, Hardik is in our plans as there will be many short tours in the future and he is not in Test plans at the moment,” a selection committee member told InsideSport.

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India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says ‘He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit’s workload’

India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says 'He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit's workload'

The reason why Hardik Pandya is being considered as a captaincy option is because of a string of injuries to KL Rahul. Furthermore, Rishabh Pant is also a crucial member of the Test team and will not be available for short bilateral series to manage workload.

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India Tour of Ireland: Why Hardik Pandya is touted as a captaincy option?

  • Apart from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik is the only limited-overs specialist at the moment.
  • But as an all-rounder and a fielder inside the circle, he gets the preference over Bhuvneshwar as a batsman.
  • As a circle fielder, he is available to talk to bowlers.
  • As an all-rounder, he understands the batting conditions well and can gives his tips to batters.
  • The primary reason is to lessen the workload of Rohit Sharma.
  • Indian captain has suffered a string of injuries of late and with three big events coming up, selectors do not want to risk further injuries.

India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says ‘He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit’s workload’

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India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says 'He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit's workload'

Recently, former India opener Virender Sehwag also made a bold claim, saying BCCI should relieve Rohit Sharma of T20 captaincy.

“If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration going forward,” Sehwag told PTI in an interview.

Sehwag said it would allow Rohit to manage mental and physical fatigue given his age. It will also help Rohit to take frequent breaks to rejuvenate himself to lead in Tests and ODIs.

India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says ‘He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit’s workload’

Furthermore, unlike earlier, India have multiple captaincy options. During Virat Kohli’s tenure, Rohit Sharma was the only option. But at present, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are three options India have.

“It’s true we do have many captaincy options but they need to be groomed as well. Rohit’s workload is definitely a priority but at the same time, in big tournaments, we need his expertise as a batter and the leader. As for injuries, he knows how to take care of himself,” the selection committee member told InsideSport.

India Tour of Ireland: Captain Hardik Pandya all set to get extended RUN, selector says ‘He is in plans for captaincy role to manage Rohit’s workload’

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