Hardik Pandya of India. (Picture by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Photos)

India shall be participating with South Africa in a five-match T20I collection, beginning June 9. The Indian group may have some main absentees within the type of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami. However one participant that would be the heart of attraction within the collection after his good IPL marketing campaign is Hardik Pandya. India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has revealed that they are going to look to get one of the best of the gifted all-rounder.

Gujarat Titans’ captain roared again to type after affected by unlucky accidents within the final couple of years. The fitting-hander has not featured for the nationwide group because the T20 World Cup final 12 months, however a profitable season with Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 has seen the Baroda man recalled to the group.

Pandya impressed along with his batting expertise this season as he was promoted up the order, and he completed with 487 runs in 15 matches in IPL 2022. Head coach Dravid additionally showered praises on the 28-year-old’s management expertise as he guided his franchise to their maiden IPL title of their debut season. The previous Indian batter additionally spoke about getting one of the best out of the flamboyant batter.

“Hardik’s management was spectacular proper via the IPL. You could be the designated chief to be a part of the management group. From our perspective, we’d need to get one of the best out of his expertise, batting bowling, and fielding,” the Indian Head coach mentioned to the press forward of the collection opener towards South Africa.

‘He’s fast and enhancing with each session’ – Rahul Dravid on Umran Malik

The previous Indian captain additionally spoke concerning the younger tearaway pacer, Umran Malik. Malik adopted his debut season with an impressive IPL in 2022. The breathtaking pacer blew away a number of batters along with his uncooked tempo as he scalped 22 wickets for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022.

“Clearly, he’s studying. He’s a younger boy and he’s getting higher, enhancing. The extra he is ready to play, the higher he’s going to get. From our perspective, (we’re) very joyful to have somebody like him within the combine. We have now to see how a lot taking part in time we may give him, we must be sensible, we’ve a big squad, it’s not potential to provide everybody taking part in XI time,” he mentioned.

“I believe I’m actually somebody who likes to have that consistency, give folks time and let him really feel settled in place. It could be attention-grabbing to see how a lot taking part in time we give to Umran. We even have Arshdeep right here, who’s good as nicely. We have now expertise within the type of guys who’ve been with us earlier than; Harshal, Bhuvi, Avesh. There are particular issues we have to have a look at however it’s good and thrilling to have a few younger guys within the combine as nicely. It has given a chance for us to broaden our pool and see what they will do.”



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