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Team India suffered an embarrassing exit from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 as they were beaten by England in the semi-finals at the Adelaide Oval. The Men in Blue have failed to win an ICC tournament for the seventh time in nine years, despite coming close again.

India will kick off their white-ball series against New Zealand with the first T20I set to be played in Wellington on Friday, November 18. Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the team in the absence of senior stars like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma in the shorter format.

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We Cope Up With Our Failures And Move Forward – Hardik Pandya

India’s stand-in captain, Hardik Pandya, said that the team needs to overcome from their World Cup failure after suffering a humiliating 10-wicket defeat against the reigning champions, England.

“Yes, we all know there is disappointment of the World Cup, but we are professionals, and we need to cope with it. How we cope with our success we cope up with our failures and move forward, and look forward to get better rectify our mistakes,” Pandya told reporters.

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“Yes, the next T20 WC is almost two years so we have time (to unearth new talent). A lot of cricket will be played, and a lot of people will get enough chances. The road map starts from now. But it’s too fresh right now. We have a lot of time, so we will sit down and have conversations on those grounds. Right now, it’s making sure that the boys enjoy playing here. We will talk about the future later,” he added.

The next T20 World Cup will be held in the West Indies and the United States in 2024, and the Indian squad is expected to undergo a major transition over the following two years, with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, among others, gradually being eased out of the setup.

Team India will be touring New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and three ODIs between November 18 and 30, and the Kiwis will return to India for the white-ball series in January next year. Shikhar Dhawan will captain the ODI team, and Hardik Pandya will be named the captain of the T20I team, with Rishabh Pant serving as the deputy. There will be a new coaching staff under VVS Laxman on the Kiwi tour.

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