The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the squad for the three-match T20I series against Ireland in Dublin.

Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who is returning from a long injury lay off, has been named the captain of the Indian team.

The three-match series is scheduled to be held from August 18 to 23.

Bumrah, who underwent a surgery in New Zealand for a back injury, has been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy for a while now, and the pace spearhead had recently bowled his full quota of 10 overs against visiting Mumbai side here at the Alur grounds.

He was out of action since September 2022 and missed the ICC Men`s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. He also missed the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 where he represents Mumbai Indians.

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The selectors have also included Karnataka pacer Prasidh Krishna in the squad.

The right-arm quick last played for India in an ODI match against Zimbabwe in August last year before undergoing a surgery for stress fracture.

Ruturaj Gaikwad has been named as the vice-captain of the side.

India squad for T20I series against Ireland: Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.

(With PTI inputs)

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