” Rohit Sharma’s T20 Captaincy Uncertain! Hardik Pandya’s Comeback Hinted for Afghanistan Clash in January “

Rohit Sharma leading India in the T20 World Cup, Shah clarified that no decisions have been finalized

Rohit Sharma on left side and Hardik Pandiya on right side (Source: File)

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Hardik Pandya is poised for a return from injury, gearing up for the T20 home series against Afghanistan from January 11, as shared by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.

Jay Shah & Rohit Sharma | Source: twitter

Amid speculation on Rohit Sharma leading India in the T20 World Cup, Shah clarified that no decisions have been finalized. Shah emphasized the unnecessary urgency for clarity, citing the T20 World Cup’s June schedule and preceding IPL and Afghanistan series during the Women’s Premier League auction sidelines.

Currently undergoing rehab for an ankle injury from the ODI World Cup, Pandya’s potential comeback may be sooner than expected, monitored day-to-day at NCA. Rahul Dravid and his support staff’s future received an extension post-World Cup.

National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru is amongst the best cricket academies in India (Source: SportsWiki)

Contract finalization awaits their return from South Africa. Explaining Mumbai’s exclusive women’s cricket venue, Shah cited logistical reasons, confirming WPL’s second season in February. Three stadiums in Mumbai – Wankhede, Brabourne, and DY Patil – make it a likely choice.

Franchise discussions with the BCCI hint at Mumbai hosting WPL’s second season. Shah assures equality for upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup, mirroring the treatment of the men’s event.

Despite the Indian men’s team’s absence from pink-ball Tests, Shah attributed it to shorter match durations. To increase public interest, gradual plans for more pink-ball Tests are in motion, with discussions held with England. In summary, Shah assures a gradual approach to player comebacks, franchise collaboration, and equal treatment for men’s and women’s cricket events, emphasizing a strategic plan for expanding pink-ball Test matches.

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