Hardik Pandya will be missing the India vs Afghanistan T20I series starting on January 11, 2024. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s return to the Indian cricket team has generated excitement among fans, but Hardik Pandya will be absent. Pandya, who suffered an ankle injury during the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, has been the subject of speculation regarding his fitness and comeback. However, a recent video he posted on Instagram, showing him working out in the gym, has provided hope for his return to the IPL 2024 and T20 World Cup 2024. The all-rounder has also been appointed as the Mumbai Indians’ captain for the IPL 2024, replacing Rohit Sharma. Team India is preparing for the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, with the first match scheduled for January 11.