Jasprit Bumrah to give a TOUGH competition to Hardik Pandya in the race for ODI vice-captaincy

In anticipation of the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup, both of which will begin on 5th October, the Indian cricket team is full with rumors regarding its next vice-captain.


Jasprit Bumrah to give a TOUGH competition to Hardik Pandya in the race for ODI vice-captaincy

Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya (via Crictracker)

In anticipation of the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup, both of which will begin on 5th October, the Indian cricket team is full with rumors regarding its next vice-captain. As per the sources within the BCCI, elite pacer Jasprit Bumrah now poses a significant threat to Hardik Pandya‘s vice captaincy in the T20 Internationals.

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Everyone is captivated by Jasprit Bumrah returning to international cricket against Ireland during the ongoing T20I series. His careers as a Test captain in 2022 and ODI vice captain during the South Africa tour have given him an experience advantage.

A source from the BCCI stated, “In terms of leadership seniority, Bumrah is superior to Pandya. Don’t be astonished if Bumrah is named Rohit Sharma’s deputy for both the Asia Cup and the World Cup.”

Hardik Pandya has demonstrated his leadership abilities by steering the Gujarat Titans to IPL supremacy in 2022 and a strong runner up finish in 2023. Some of Pandya’s strategic decisions, such as not using Axar Patel in bowling or bringing Mukesh Kumar on during key periods, were criticized following India’s T20I series loss in the West Indies tour.

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Jasprit Bumrah creates a unique record on his T20 captaincy debut

Hardik Pandya's status as ODI vice captain is up for grabs ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023, as Jasprit Bumrah looks to give him a tough challenge.
Indian Cricket Team (image via Getty)

In the first game of the series, which the Indian team won by two runs by D/L method, Bumrah took two wickets while giving 24 runs. He was honored with the first T201 match’s Player of the Match due to his outstanding performance.

Bumrah, the 11th player to captain India in T20Is on Friday and the very first pacer to do so, making him the first and only Indian cricketer to win the POTM award on his T20I captaincy debut. The second T20I will be played on Sunday (August

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