Hardik Pandya bowled during the T20 series. He also bowled well, but has not been used in the ODI series so far. Spin bowlers have been very expensive in the previous two ODIs. However, Hardik was not bowled for an over. Captain Virat Kohli’s big statement has also come. He is looking at Team India’s strategy as there are going to be two big tournaments this year.
After losing the second ODI, Virat Kohli said, “We need to look at Hardik properly. We need to know where we need them. It was used in T20 bowling. But it is important to look at its workload in ODIs. We have to play a Test match in England and it is very important for us to keep it fit. ‘Team India is scheduled to play the final match of the ODI series against England on March 28. The series is currently tied at 1-1. Earlier, Team India won the Test series 3-1 and the T20 series 3-2.
This year, Team India is scheduled to play New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship in June. Apart from this, the T20 World Cup is also to be played at home this year. So two ICC events are now to be held this year. The final of the World Test Championship is scheduled to be played at Southampton, England from June 18 to 22. The chip here is considered to be suitable for fast bowlers. Hardik Pandya can play this important match. However Hardik has not played any Tests since September 2018. In terms of his Test record, he has scored 532 runs in 11 Tests at an average of 31. Which includes a century and four half centuries. Hardik Pandya has taken 17 wickets while bowling.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in India in October-November this year. Team India will be looking to do well in this home tournament. Hardik Pandya’s record in T20 has been excellent. In this, he can prove to be an important player of the team. On the other hand, captain Virat Kohli will also be keeping an eye on both the ICC tournaments. Under Kohli’s captaincy, Team India has yet to win an ICC title. Team India last won the T20 World Cup in 2007.
VR Sunil Gohil