Team India will be facing Ireland in a two-T20I series later this month, where all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be leading the side.
After playing the two games in Dublin on June 26 and 28, the squad will depart for UK to play T20 practice matches and according to a TOI report, the same group of players will be retained for the three-match T20I series against England, slated to be held from July 7 to 10.
"The rescheduled fifth Test between India and England is supposed to be held in Birmingham from July 1-5, while the first T20I of the England series will take place only two days later, on July 7 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It will be difficult for the players involved in the Test to switch to the T20Is at such a short notice.
“In such a scenario, the squad picked for the two-T20Is in Ireland has been asked to go to England after that short series, since that outfit will be in T20 mode. This side will, in fact, play two T20 warm-up matches against local sides while the 'main' Indian team will be playing the Test match against the hosts at the same time," TOI quoted a source as saying.
Last week, the BCCI named a 17-member squad for the upcoming two-T20I tour of Ireland. With senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant among others not featuring in the series due to their commitments with the Test team, the selectors have picked multiple youngsters in the squad including Rahul Tripathi.
The squad also features Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Hooda among others.
(With TOI inputs)