Hardik Pandya has already led the Indian team in 11 T20Is in Rohit Sharma's absence and also in one ODI prior to the IPL 2023.
The Indian cricket team is set to go with Hardik Pandya as captain in the next T20Is against West Indies
Hardik, 29, had led India in 11 T20Is already and also led in the opening ODI match against Australia prior to the Indian Premier League 2023.
Rohit and Virat haven't featured in T20Is since the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup last year, where the Men in Blue failed to reach the finals.
India's performance in Asia Cup 2022 also pushed the selection committee to look beyond Rohit Sharma for the next World Cup in 2024.
Indian national team selectors are already considering some big changes to the T20I squad for the five-match series against West Indies.
IPL performers Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Jitesh Sharma are in contention to make an international debut while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Mohit Sharma are set to return to the team.