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newscricket2 days ago

T20 World Cup | India have got some decisions to make ahead of New Zealand clash, says Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin is of the opinion that India must decide on whether they want to play an all-rounder to cover sixth bowling option going ahead in the tournament. He further added that he doesn’t think that they will be worried with the defeat as they were beaten by a better team in their first fixture.
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newscricket2 days ago

Reports | Hardik Pandya's shoulder injury not serious, likely to be available for New Zealand match

After being hit by a Shaheen Afridi slower bouncer on Sunday, Hardik Pandya had sustained a shoulder injury and he was taken to the hospital for the scans during Pakistan’s batting innings. According to PTI, the scan reports are out and Hardik is expected to be available for New Zealand clash.
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newscricket3 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Think playing Hardik Pandya was a big mistake, quips Brad Hogg

Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has said that playing Hardik Pandya was a big mistake in the Indian team against Pakistan on Sunday, October 24. Pandya was hit on the shoulder by Shaheen Afridi’s bouncer while batting and he didn’t take the field during Pakistan’s successful chase of 152 runs.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs PAK | Twitter reacts as Shaheen Afridi deceives Hardik Pandya on free-hit, before chaotic overthrow results in five byes

Shaheen Afridi removed Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in a highly impressive spell during the much anticipated T20 World Cup Super 12s clash in Dubai on Sunday. However, it ended with a four off a front-foot no-ball, before the subsequent free-hit resulted in five byes off overthrows.
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newscricket5 days ago

India vs Pakistan | Shardul Thakur cannot play in place of Hardik Pandya, says Aakash Chopra

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has said that Shardul Thakur cannot play in place of Hardik Pandya as batting at No. 6 or No. 7 will not be easy for him. He added that Hardik should play against Pakistan on Sunday and Shardul should be given a chance in the eleven ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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newscricket5 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Can't create overnight what Hardik brings at No.6, states Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has backed Hardik Pandya to play a key role as a finisher at the T20 World Cup 2021. Ahead of the team’s first match against Pakistan on Sunday, Kohli said that Hardik’s physical condition is getting better, and he could be able to bowl at least two overs at some stage in the tournament.
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newscricket6 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Four net bowlers back home for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021

Four net bowlers - Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Venkatesh Iyer were sent back to India for the upcoming edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. Further, Hardik Pandya’s bowling fitness still remains an uncertainty as he didn’t even roll his arm once in the net sessions.
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newscricket7 days ago

Felt I repaid my father’s sacrifices the day I made my India debut, says Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya reflected on his journey from playing in local tournaments during his younger days to emerging as the national team's prime all-rounder. The 28-year-old, who has represented India in 123 matches across formats, acknowledged his late father’s role in his rise to the top.
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newscricket8 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Hardik Pandya should be ready to bowl before the start of Super 12 fixtures, says Rohit Sharma

At the toss during the second warm-up match against Australia on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma stated that all-rounder Hardik Pandya should be ready to bowl by the time Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 starts. Hardik, last bowled in the T20I series against Sri Lanka in June this year.
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newscricket9 days ago

T20 World Cup | Hardik Pandya is a game-changer, would pick him on batting alone, states Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn regarded India all-rounder Hardik Pandya as a match-winner, more so as a batsman, and picked him in his India XI for their first T20 World Cup 2021 fixture against Pakistan on October 24. The former South Africa speedster picked Mohammed Shami over Bhuvneshwar Kumar, on current form.
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