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      India vs New Zealand 2022 : Hardik Pandya Says ‘ROAD’ to T20 World Cup 2024 begins just after Semifinals Loss

      Team India got out of the T20 World Cup 2022 on 10th November 2022 after a 10-wicket loss to eventual champions England. Later, the Indian cricket team will need to start afresh against T20 World Cup 2022 semifinalists New Zealand as they get ready to compete in a three-match T20I series follow by 3 ODIs.

      New T20I skipper Hardik Pandya on 16th November 2022 said the road map for T20 World Cup 2024 starts now, adding that going forward a lot of players will be given chances to stake their claim in the side.

      Hardik Pandya, who will be leading India in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, starting from 20th November 2022, said the team needs to overcome from their World Cup failure.

      Hardik Pandya Said :

      “Yes, we all know there is 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 play in 2024 in the West Indies and United States and the Indian squad is expect to undergo a major transition in the next 2 years with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma among many others being gradually ease out of the set up.

      Hardik Pandya Said :

      “Yes, the next T20 WC is almost two years so we have time (to unearth new talent).

      A lot of cricket will be play and a lot of people will get enough chances.

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      “The road map starts from now. But it’s too fresh right 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 tour of New Zealand that includes three T20Is and as many ODIs will not feature Kohli, Rohit, opener KL Rahul, keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik and veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as all have rest as part of ‘workload management of players’.

      In their absence, the likes of Shubman Gill, Umran Malik, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson have given a chance and Pandya says it will be an important series for them in the grand scheme of things.

      Hardik Pandya Said :

      “The main boys are not here but 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. Very excited for them, new bunch of guys, new energy and excitement. Every series is important. You can’t play an international game thinking its not important. Yes World Cup is there but that’s a different format, it’s 50 overs. But 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.”

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