The trio of Hardik Pandya, Rahul Dravid, and Rishabh Pant will be departing for the Ireland tour on Monday but the BCCI has revealed that it will be giving a 3-day break to the T20 specialists to recover.
Following the conclusion of the 5-match T20I series against South Africa, the Indian team, that was announced for the 2-match T20I series against Ireland, will be leaving soon.
“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.
“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 acclimatize,” he said.
Only person missing out for the time being is KL Rahul
Additionally, KL Rahul is still recovering from the injury he sustained ahead of the South Africa series. His participation in the England tour hasn’t been confirmed yet either.
“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 concluded.