This time the captain of India is Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title by leading the Gujarat Titans. This time he is the captain of the Indian team. The all-rounder has been named in the 17-member squad announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the tour of Ireland. Besides, fast bowler Bhubaneswar Kumar, who was in great rhythm in the South Africa series, has been made the vice-captain.

The Indian team will go to England after the tour of Ireland. With Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul, coach Rahul Dravid will prepare for the remaining fifth Test in England last year. That is why the senior cricketers of the team are not available for the tour of Ireland. And in their absence, Hardik will lead the youth team.

Meanwhile, after playing well in the IPL, Sanju Samson got a call to the Indian team after a long absence. Besides, Rahul Tripathi has been called up for the Indian team for the first time. The young all-rounder has been rewarded for playing well for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. The selectors have given a chance to the cricketers who spread shine in the IPL in this youth-oriented team.

Leading Gujarat in the IPL, Hardik has been praised by everyone from former cricketers to the general public. It has been heard from the members of his team that as an extraordinary leader Hardik leader can keep the team tied in the same thread. And that is secret of his success. It is the turn of captain Hardik to bring that success to the Indian team this time. Two T20s will be held on June 26 and 28.

India's T20 squad for Ireland series:
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik