Parthiv Patel, a former India wicketkeeper-batsman, has suggested two individuals take the position of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer in the starting lineup against Ireland.
Patel has suggested that Sanju Samson may find it difficult to make the starting XI after making his return for two Twenty20 internationals against Ireland. India’s captain against Ireland will be Hardik Pandya.
Later this week, Team India’s reserve players will take the pitch for two T20 Internationals against Ireland. The Men in Blue will be led by Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar without the first-choice players. Rohit Sharma will be the Test squad’s captain against Leicestershire during a period when the T20I team will be in Ireland.
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were not included in the lineup for the Ireland series because they are also on the Test team. Rahul Tripathi is the only new player in the squad; Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav have both made their T20I comebacks for Ireland.
‘We always talk about Sanju Samson’: Parthiv Patel
To replace Rishabh and Iyer in the starting XI, there are a lot of choices on the roster. Parthiv Patel, a former India wicketkeeper and batsman, expressed his thoughts on the starting XI a few days before the series began and identified two players who should be selected ahead of Samson.
“We continuously talk about Sanju Samson,” Parthiv Patel stated in a statement to Cricbuzz. “His return to the squad is a topic of much discussion. Additionally, a lot of people would like to see him perform due to his fame. However, Sanju Samson was qualified here but was passed over, indicating that you thought Deepak Hooda was more deserving and hence chose him first.”
“In a similar vein, you mention Venkatesh Iyer. If you want another opener in the position after the manner Ruturaj Gaikwad has batted, you might have someone like Rahul Tripathi who can bat in various places, but you ought to play Venkatesh Iyer first. You must be consistent and open to opportunity. I will admit that it is normal to get thrilled when you join a team,” he added.