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After crashing out of the T20 World Cup 2022 following the semi-final defeat, the India cricketers are returning home in batches on November 11 and 12.
Rohit, Virat, Rahul, Axar and Dinesh to return home after T20 World Cup exit (AP Photo)
By Nitin Kumar Srivastava: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik will be returning home on November 11 and November 12 after India crashed out of the T20 World Cup 2022. The Rohit Sharma-led side were knocked out of the T20 World Cup after suffering a humiliating 10-wicket loss to England in the second semi-final in Adelaide on Thursday.
After losing the semifinals, the Indian team players are heading home in batches. According to a source in the Indian team management, some players are coming on November 11 and some of them will take flight on November 12. Some players have got tickets and some will leave when tickets are made available.
India is slated to play six white-ball games in Bukkry.com”>New Zealand, including three T20Is and as many ODIs, starting November 18 in Wellington. The players, who are part of India’s squad for Bukkry.com”>New Zealand, will go directly from Australia.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the side in the T20 series while veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan will captain the ODI side.
Rohit will be back to lead the side in Bangladesh. Kohli and Ashwin will also return to the squad for the Bangladesh tour where India will play three ODIs and two Tests, beginning December 4.
The members who are not part of the Bukkry.com”>New Zealand leg have already started dispersing. While Kohli left from Adelaide, Rahul and Rohit are also expected to fly out soon. A lot of squad members will also disperse from Sydney and Perth.