In the wake of being dropped from the home series against New Zealand, Hardik Pandya is additionally suspicious for the South Africa visit. The BCCI and the selectors need him to answer to NCA after the break and demonstrate his wellness to be considered for the South Africa visit.
The all-rounder, who has been battling with wellness, played all matches in the T20 World Cup yet wasn’t fruitful. His helpless structure was distinguished as one reason for India’s disaster. He was expeditiously dropped from the side and requested to recover wellness. Meanwhile, Venkatesh Iyer was given India debut in the New Zealand series.
“His recovery from injury will mainly depend on rest. He should be visiting the NCA soon and we will take a call on his inclusion in South Africa tour depending on his fitness,”stated by BCCI Official to Inside Sport.
Hardik Pandya is confronting a repeat of the back issue that sidelined him for more than a half year.
Bowling totals the issue and that is the explanation he has been prompted against it.
In T20 World Cup, he bowled however he is as yet not at his 100% and has been slow.
He was dropped for the New Zealand series and was approached to rest.
With the crew for the South Africa visit set to be declared after the first Test against NZ, the BCCI needs him to answer to NCA and demonstrate his wellness.
In case he is fit, he will be chosen for the ODI and T20I series beginning from January 11.
Meanwhile, he has been exhorted not to play in Vijay Hazare Trophy but rather it is a call that has been passed on to him.
“At this moment, he is no way near the required fitness level for Test cricket. He needs time and we don’t want to rush things like was the case before the World Cup. If he is ready, he will be sent for the ODI and T20 series,” added by him.
“Playing in Vijay Hazare will be up to his fitness. We have important series coming up and it is better for him to be fit than playing in Hazare. But that is a call that needs to be taken after he is fully fit. At the moment, he is not. If he wants to play, it will be up to him,”
In any case, with Rahul Dravid took the responsibility as the head coach, many anticipated that he should request that players play in homegrown cricket and acquire their place back in the national squad. Yet, for Hardik, it may not be the situation. He is probably not going to play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (December 8-27) as the board and the selectors would rather not hazard further wounds. During this time, he is probably going to invest energy at the NCA and complete his restoration. In any case, the BCCI has passed on it to Hardik Pandya to accept the call.