Surya Kumar Yadav is named as the vice captain of the Indian team for the West Indies series. Hardik Pandya is the captain of the T20i team of India.
Surya Kumar Yadav, the new vice captain
“The Indian team has been selected for the T20I series against West Indies. Hardik Pandya is the captain and Surya Kumar Yadav is the vice-captain. Giving him the vice-captaincy is right because of the way he has performed,” said Chopra on his YouTube channel.
Aakash Chopra further added that
“It’s not just the seniority in the side but if you see otherwise as well, he had come with a lot of cricketing experience. He has been a late bloomer slightly but vice-captain, I think a very good choice,” he further added.
“Hardik Pandya, who had been given the captaincy after the T20 World Cup – it seems like that’s now a final fixture, that Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian T20 team for times to come, which means until the upcoming World Cup,” concluded the former Indian batter.
Again the seniors of the Indian team Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli has rested due to workload. The another reason for not naming them is to keep them fresh of ODI World Cup 23.