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Veteran Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has asserted that he has matured as a leader and does not hesitate in taking decisions, putting team goals over an individual. With Rohit Sharma being rested for the New Zealand series, the 36-year-old left-hander will lead the Men in Blue in the three-match one-day series that starts in Auckland on Friday, November 25.

Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed have been named as replacements for Yash Dayal and Ravindra Jadeja in India’s squad for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, which will be played in December. An official BCCI release on Wednesday, November 23 confirmed the changes.

India's stand-in captain Hardik Pandya opened up on the decision to bench Sanju Samson and Umran Malik during the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. While admitting that those missing out are bound to feel bad, he backed the management’s tactics, pointing out that it was only a three-match series. He also assured that players will get enough chances in the future.

In-form Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav scored a spectacular 111 off 51 balls as the Men in Blue beat New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20I of the three-match series in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, November 20.

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has asserted that there is no harm in the team identifying a new captain for the T20I format. He stated very clearly that if that name is all-rounder Hardik Pandya, then so be it.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons that Team India captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid tried to alter the Men in Blue’s style of play after their exit from the T20 World Cup last year. He admitted that while the players were able to implement the changes in bilateral series’, they fell back into the defensive trap in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that it is imperative for India to groom one more player as leader and not just look at Hardik Pandya alone as future captaincy option. Pathan made the statement keeping the T20 World Cup in 2024. According to him, India must ideally look to create a pool of leaders

Openers Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49) added a record 170 runs for the opening wicket as England walloped India by 10 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The Hales-Buttler stand is now the highest ever partnership in T20 World Cup history, going past the 168 added by Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw earlier in this same edition.

Suryakumar Yadav continued his great form with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs in match number 42 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 6. India had qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after South Africa went down to Netherlands by 13 runs in the first match of the triple-header. Still, India had a lot of play for against Zimbabwe. A win would have seen them top Group 2, which they did.