All-rounder cricketer Hardik Pandya has been ruled out from the World Cup 2023, confirmed the BCCI. The player suffered an injury, which is why he is not the part of the blue team. Expressing pain, Pandya tweeted, "Tough to digest the fact that I will miss out on the remaining part of the World Cup. I'll be with the team, in spirit, cheering them." He extended gratitude for good wishes.
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Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to miss matches at the ICC World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka and South Africa as the 30-year-old continues to recover from an ankle injury he suffered against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19, reported ESPN Cricinfo on Wednesday. Since then, Pandya missed India’s matches against New Zealand and England. Pandya's replacement is said to be all-rounder Mohammad Shami.
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The BCCI confirmed that @hardikpandya7 has been ruled out of India's next World Cup game, against New Zealand in Dharamsala, scheduled on October 22. Reacting to this, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, "Since he has to be replaced & there’s no other genuine all-rounder in the squad, we need two changes to cover both bases:@… read-more
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In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 opener game, which started on March 31, Gujarat Titans overshine MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK.) In the game, the Hardik Pandya-led team won the first IPL match with five wickets. The win over four-time champion CSK is a definite answers to those who doubted the last year's defending champions. Speaking of scorecard, GT scored 182 runs/5 wickets and CSK scored 178/7 runs.
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Team India made victory against the arch-rival Pakistan in the South Asia Cup 2022, on August 28. In the match, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian squad scored 148 runs with 5 wickets in 19.4 overs. Chasing the target, team India's Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja's crucial partnership in the last few balls took the team to victory against Pakistan. The Cricket Fraternity and netizens lauded India's performance and the win.
Hardik Pandya, the bowler shares his experience at the ODI series, against England and how he has got his rhythm back in bowling. After winning the 3rd ODI, the Indian skipper and bowler said, he is going forward with the enhanced skill and will continue to be smart about his job and bowl at full pace only when required. Notably, Hardik was at his absolute best form in England series.
In the T20I of the India V/S England match, Indian skipper Hardik Pandya shined with his performance, as he scored 51 runs of 31 balls, taking the team score to 198/8 in the first innings. With Pandya's help, Team India defeated England in the first T20I match, held on July 7. Briefing team England's score, they managed to secure 148 runs, in the first innings of the three-series T20 Match.
In the Ireland series, Indian team captain Hardik Pandya said, Express Pace was the only reason for allowing Umran Malik to bowl the final over of T20 International, in the June 29 match. "I backed Umran since he has pace. With his pace, it's difficult for people to hit", said Pandya. Notably, Umran Malik who bowled for Ireland in the last over (6 balls) defended 17 runs, with only 266 runs.
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In the first T20 International match, the Indian cricket-team won against Ireland, in a rain-curtailed Malahide Cricket Club Ground. On June 27, the Indian-squad, guided by Deepak Hooda and Hardik Pandya played the first of three T20I matches. After heavy rain, the 20-over game was reduced to 12 overs, with Hooda-Pandya smashing 47 runs ( 29 balls) and 24 runs (12 balls,) respectively, taking India's score to 111 runs (9.2-overs.)
In order to provide rest to the Indian squad ahead of the Ireland-India series, the BCCI announced a three-day break before it leaves for the two-match series in Malahide. On June 20, the BCCI said, "All the players selected for the Ireland T20s are going home for a three-day break." Notably, after the break, the Hardik Pandya-led Indian squad will assemble in Mumbai on June 23.