Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya was named the Participant of the Match towards Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 fixture in Dubai. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

It was not a very long time again when group India was in search of a participant to exchange Hardik Pandya within the squad. Gamers like Venkatesh Iyer got a shot, however ever since his grand return to the Indian Premier League, Hardik proved why he’s thought of among the finest all-rounders in white-ball cricket.

In opposition to Pakistan, the 28-year-old first picked three essential wickets of Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Khusdil Shah after which went on to play a match-defining knock of 33 from simply 17 balls beneath super stress.  After Pandya’s match-winning present, former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer defined how invaluable Hardik is on this Indian group.

“He is a good participant and in addition is in super kind. It’s good to see him bat and bowl like the way in which he does. He’s taking part in an essential function and he is a useful participant on this Indian group,” Jaffer mentioned on BatBricks7 Presents ‘Run Ki Runneeti’ present on CricTracker

With Hardik bowling effectively, India can play a seamer much less within the coming matches: Wasim Jaffer

Jaffer feels that the Indian group can give you a distinct tactic within the coming matches by dropping Avesh Khan for Ravi Bishnoi or taking part in an additional batter within the center order.

“I believe it’s due to Hardik’s contribution, India can afford to play with out a premium bowler. I believe India can play a lesser seamer within the coming matches (sic). Perhaps the group can drop Avesh Khan and play Deepak Hooda to strengthen the center order or can go along with Ravi Bishnoi, contemplating the massive floor [dimensions] in thoughts. You’ll solely get this feature when Hardik is bowling,” mentioned Jaffer.

Along with his sensible efficiency towards Pakistan, Pandya was adjudged because the Participant of the Match. India will subsequent face Hong Kong on August 31 within the 2022 Asia Cup.



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