“Only Hardik will play both I assume?”, Twitter reacts to the report that India is likely to have separate squads for the T20 & ODI in the home season

It was expected that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would make major changes to the way national teams were governed after India’s humbling defeat to England in the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

The BCCI has a new approach for the T20I and ODI squads, according to sources, and this comes after the news that the selection committee was sacked after India’s poor performance.

India has a busy schedule that kicks off on January 3 with the start of the domestic season. There has been considerable discussion over whether or not Rohit Sharma would continue to serve as the T20I captain, with Hardik Pandya rising to the position, but the BCCI’s methods of operation imply that no decision will be made and a quiet phase-out procedure will be followed instead.

Between January 3 and February 1, 2023, India will play 12 white ball matches, comprising six against New Zealand and six against Sri Lanka.

There are a total of 12 flights since the 6 ODIs and 6 T20Is are being played in 6 different locations. It is expected that the names of T20Is and ODIs will be at least 75% to 80% different, even though travel is an often-overlooked aspect of workload management.

“Why do you think you have to say that Rohit is leaving as T20I captain? T20Is the most important thing in 2023? No. BCCI has never done what the public thought was best. It has its own way of doing things,” said a BCCI veteran.

A BCCI veteran said, “But yes, you can easily tell Rohit, Virat, and KL Rahul to focus on the ODI and Test series against Australia, which is more important right now, and let Hardik lead in the six T20Is.”

Players that the management team thinks will be on the team for the 2023 tournament may be included in the ODI squad.

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