Hardik Pandya Settles ‘Kishan vs Rahul’ Debate and Announces India’s Opening Combination for 1st ODI as Stand-in Skipper
The Indian cricket team will face off against Australia in the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series, but they will be without their captain Rohit Sharma for the first match due to family commitments. Hardik Pandya, the team’s vice-captain, will lead alongside Virat Kohli. Pandya is set to make history as he leads the Indian side in the 50-over format for the first time in his career. He has been a regular T20I captain and has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the team. In a recent press conference, Pandya confirmed that Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill will open the innings for the hosts. Gill is poised to lead Team India’s formidable batting lineup alongside Kohli. India currently holds the top spot in the ODI rankings, while Australia trails closely behind in second place. The upcoming matches will be crucial for both teams as India strives to maintain its position at the top, while Australia will be determined to claim the coveted title for themselves.