India’s stand-in skipper for the upcoming New Zealand series, Hardik Pandya said the road map for the 2024 T20 World Cup starts now. Hardik further said that going forward a lot of cricketers will be getting sufficient chances to prove their mettle. Just a few days after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, India will now be locking horns with New Zealand in a three-match T20I and ODI series, scheduled to be commencing on November 18 in Wellington.
As per the quotes in India Today, during a chat with the reporters, Hardik Pandya said, “Yes, we all know there is the disappointment of the World Cup but we are professionals and we need to cope with it. How we cope with our success we cope up with our failures and move forward and look forward to get better rectify our mistakes.”
The next T20 World Cup will be played in 2024 in the West Indies and the United States and Team India is expected to undergo a major transition in the next couple of years with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma among others being gradually eased out of the setup.
Elaborating the same, Hardik Pandya said, “Yes, the next T20 WC is almost two years so we have time (to unearth new talent). The road map starts now. We have a lot of time so we will sit down and have conversations on those grounds. Right now it’s making sure that the boys enjoy playing here. We will talk about the future later.”
The likes of Shubman Gill, Umran Malik, Ishan Kishan, and Sanju Samson have been given a chance and Hardik opined that it will be an important series for them in the grand scheme of things.
Hardik Pandya elaborated the same saying, “The main boys are not here but at the same time the talent which the guys who are already here, they have also been playing for one-and-a-half, two years now. They have had ample chances and enough time in international cricket to express themselves and show what they have. Every series is important. It is an important series for a lot of boys who if they eventually do well here will be able to put a strong case going forward.”