Mumbai: Many seniors including captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are all set to be rested for the upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa, with an eye on the marquee tour of England in July.
Besides, the national selection committee is also set to excuse Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant.
It is understood that veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has impressed one and all with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, are in reckoning for the leadership role for both South Africa and the short two-match T20I series against Ireland.
The T20I series against South Africa will start in New Delhi on June 9 with the remaining matches scheduled at Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru. The squad for the South Africa series is likely to be selected on May 22 -- the last day of the league phase of this edition of IPL -- in Mumbai.