Report Pace Along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah seems to be a leading candidate to be named the Indian team’s vice-captain for the next Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup, which begin on October 5. Despite the fact that Pandya has been appointed the regular T20I captain, Bumrah, who made his international comeback against Ireland in the upcoming T20I series that got underway on Friday, is expected to provide a fierce challenge to the charismatic Baroda all-rounder.

Bumrah captained the Test team in 2022, putting him ahead of Pandya in terms of leadership seniority. Prior to Pandya, he served as the vice-captain for the ODI tour of South Africa. “Don’t be surprised if Bumrah replaces Rohit as the ODI captain for the World Cup and the Asia Cup. There is a reason he was chosen as Ireland’s captain rather than Ruturaj, a BCCI source familiar with the situation told PTI under the condition of anonymity.


Pandya’s hit leads to a successful match

Pandya has had a successful tenure as the Gujarat Titans’ IPL captain, taking the team to the championship in 2022, its first appearance, and to runners-up in 2023. However, many believe that Ashish Nehra, a cunning tactician, has also contributed significantly to Gujarat Titans’ success. Pandya lost his debut bilateral series (T20I) for the Indian side in the West Indies, where several of his actions, such as not bowling Axar Patel or bringing Mukesh Kumar at the end, were criticized.

Never undervalue Pandya’s capacity for leadership. As the captain of Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he showed off his skills by guiding them to victory in their inaugural participation in 2022 and a strong second in 2023. Despite Pandya’s performance, Ashish Nehra’s significant contribution to Gujarat Titan’s triumph cannot be disregarded.