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India Tour of Ireland: Hardik Pandya & Co get 3-day break, asked to assemble in Mumbai on June 23, India to leave for Dublin on June 24: Follow Live Updates

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India Tour of Ireland: The BCCI has decided to give the Ireland-bound Indian T20 squad, led by Hardik Pandya, a three-day break. Instead of June 22, the team will now leave for Dublin on June 24 from Mumbai for the two-match series in Malahide. Follow IND vs IRE Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

While Rahul Dravid, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will be taking an early morning flight on Monday for London, the BCCI wants its T20 specialists to take a short break.

“All the players selected for the Ireland T20s are going home for a three-day break. Although there is no bio-bubble they didn’t have families with them for the series and some are playing non-stop since IPL. It’s only fair that they spend some time at home,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on Sunday.

India Tour of Ireland: Hardik Pandya & Co get 3-day break, asked to assemble in Mumbai on June 23, India to leave for Dublin on June 24: Follow Live Updates

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India Tour of Ireland: Hardik Pandya & Co get 3-day break, asked to assemble in Mumbai on June 23, India to leave for Dublin on June 24: Follow Live Updates

It is understood that all the members of the Ireland-bound squad will assemble in Mumbai on June 23 along with NCA head VVS Laxman and his team of support staff.

“Laxman and the players will be in Mumbai by 23rd and they will leave the next day for Dublin. Since they are already coming from a series, you don’t need time to get into the groove. Also, it’s a two-match series, so you won’t be needing a lot of time to acclimatise,” he explained.

India Tour of Ireland: Hardik Pandya & Co get 3-day break, asked to assemble in Mumbai on June 23, India to leave for Dublin on June 24: Follow Live Updates

The T20I party, after playing the two games in Malahide on June 26 and 28, will move to the UK for T20 practice matches, which will coincide with the Test team’s ‘fifth’ game from last year in Edgbaston from July 1-5.

However, it is understood that not all the players in the current T20I set-up will be retained for the England tour, as many regulars will be making a comeback in the team.

“By the time the England white-ball series starts, you will see all the stars playing till the T20 World Cup. There will be no break from thereon save smaller series like Zimbabwe.

“Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja will all be back in the mix. Only person missing out, for the time being, is KL Rahul. So a few of the current top-order players (playing versus South Africa), fringe pacers or an odd spinner might miss out,” he stated.

India Tour of Ireland: Hardik Pandya & Co get 3-day break, asked to assemble in Mumbai on June 23, India to leave for Dublin on June 24: Follow Live Updates

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