The All-India Senior Selection Committee selected a 17-member squad for the T20I series against Ireland. There are a number of surprising names which have been left out from the 17-member squad for Ireland Tour. Some players have also got called up that no one had expected. Krunal Pandya didn’t get a place in the Indian T20 squad against Ireland which was announced BCCI. A lot of senior players have been rested for India Tour of Ireland. In their absence, many young players have been selected in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Krunal’s exclusion from the 17-member squad is quite shocking because he has been a complete all-round package. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
Indian Team is all set to travel to Ireland to play two T20 International matches in Dublin. This would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2018. The two team have played against each other only on three occasions in T20s and it was Indian team who emerged victorious on all occasions. The 1st match of T20 series will take place on June 26 while the 2nd match will take place on June 28. Hardik Pandya has been appointed the captain of Indian Team for the series against Ireland.
Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
The selection of Indian T20 Squad is larger affected by the player’s performance in Indian Premier League. This is the main reason behind the omission of Krunal Pandya from Indian Team against Ireland. He also did not get a place in the squad vs South Africa.
Krunal formed a solid partnership alongside Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya for Mumbai Indians. He won a few games for the franchise single-handedly. But his form has been on a decline since the last two years. He struggled with his form in the IPL 2021 season and also did not perform up to the mark for his new team Lucknow Super Giants.
Another reason behind Krunal Pandya’s omission from the Indian team is Ravindra Jadeja. Both Jadeja and Pandya are left arm bowler all rounders. Jadeja is ahead of Krunal in all three aspects batting ,bowling and fielding. And that’s why he is not even in contention for the selectors.
India vs Ireland Schedule
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|June 26, 2022||Ireland vs India, 1st T20I||The Village, Dublin||2:30 PM|
|June 28, 2022||Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I||The Village, Dublin||2:30 PM|