Rahul Tripathi, middle-order batsman, has also been acknowledged for his influential season in the IPL 2022. For the Ireland series, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) hitter has got his maiden India call-up.
In IPL 2022, Tripathi was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak season, hitting over 400 runs in 14 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad. But it was the effect he had with those runs, with a strike rate of 158. Tripathi was frequently the driving force behind the SRH innings, prompting calls for him to be drafted into the India team for the next SA series at home. Tripathi did not make the cut since the selectors preferred experienced names.
Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav, two additional middle-order batsmen, have been recalled, with the latter having recovered from a forearm injury that kept him out of the last rounds of the IPL and India’s upcoming home T20I series against South Africa.
The remainder of the roster is expected, with no other changes from the side that is currently behind South Africa 2-1 in the five-game series after three games. Only Rishabh Pant, who is captaining India in that series, and Shreyas Iyer, who will both be part of India’s Test team in England, are not included. Hardik Pandya has been appointed as the team’s captain, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as his assistant.
Deserving call for Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi, both have been really consistent in the last 2 seasons in IPL – work hard in their game, fitness and dominated in different phases as well.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 15, 2022
Rahul Tripathi has got his maiden India call up for the Ireland series 🥳
Deserved it totally! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/PKCQPZaG1N
— Utsav 💙 (@utsav045) June 15, 2022
Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi have been selected for the Ireland tour. A much deserved call for both the guys.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 15, 2022