New Delhi. After the tour of South Africa, the Indian team will now play a 3-match T20 series in Afghanistan. Which is going to start from 11th January. However, Team India has not yet been announced for the T20 series with Afghanistan. But the team can be announced any time. According to reports, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul may return to the team after a long time. Let us tell you that all three greats have been out of the team since the defeat in the T20 World Cup in 2022. At that time people said that BCCI has moved forward leaving these big players behind and since then Hardik Pandya was seen captaining the team. Speculations were also being made that only Hardik Pandya can take charge of Team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.
But Hardik’s frequent injuries have become a problem for the Indian team. According to media reports, Pandya and Surya Kumar Yadav are not available for the T20 series with Afghanistan due to injury. According to reports, the selectors have also talked to Rohit and Virat about their T20 future. These senior players have expressed their desire to play in T-20 further. In such a situation, it is almost certain that Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the T20 series against Afghanistan and will be seen captaining not only in this series but also in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Now the question arises that after the World Cup defeat, when the plan was to try new players, then as the T20 World Cup approached, they should go back to the same players. Who was part of the team that lost the last 2 World Cups. This is a bit incomprehensible decision. Many cricket legends are happy with the return of these players, while some legends do not seem very happy with this decision of BCCI.
Now it remains to be seen whether these senior players are part of the team or not when the Indian team is announced today and if so, what will happen to Hardik Pandya. Who was harboring the dream of captaining Team India in the T20 World Cup. Let us tell you that the series with Afghanistan will be the last T20 series for the Indian team before the T20 World Cup. After this, India has to play a Test series with England, after which all the players will be busy in IPL. The T20 World Cup will start as soon as the IPL ends.