Hardik Pandya won’t partake in the impending Ranji Trophy competition and will rather zero in on restricted overs cricket to make a rebound into the Indian cricket crew.
Prior, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly had expressed that Pandya will play in the Ranji Trophy. Ganguly had likewise added that he anticipated that Pandya should bowl a few overs in the competition too.
Along these lines, with Hardik Pandya pulling out of the competition, Kedar Devdhar will lead the Baroda side in the Ranji Trophy competition. In the mean time, Pandya has been roped in by the Ahmedabad establishment and will lead the side in the fifteenth release of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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“Hardik was injured and a break was given to him to completely recover so that he can continue to serve Indian cricket for a long period of time. I believe I will see him play some Ranji Trophy to start with. I expect him to bowl a lot more overs and his body will get stronger,”stated by Sourav Ganguly as said by the Hindu.
The 28-year-old Pandya will draw a compensation of INR 15 Crores. The Ranji Trophy competition will be held in two stages. The initial period of the opposition will launch on tenth February 2022 and will continue till fifteenth March.
The Ranji Trophy won’t be played during the IPL. The competition will indeed continue on 30th May 2022 and will close on 26th June. In the interim, the colossally anticipated IPL super closeouts will be hung on twelfth and thirteenth February in the city of Bangalore.
IPL 2022 will be played by 10 groups, with Ahmedabad and Lucknow being the two new establishments.
Full Squad of Baroda Squad-
Kedar Devdhar (C), Vishnu Solanki, Pratyush Kumar, Shivalik Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Abhimanyusingh Rajput, Dhruv Patel, Mitesh Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Babasafikhan Pathan (WK), Atit Sheth, Bhargav Bhatt, Parth Kohli, Shashwat Rawat, Soyeb Sopariya, Kartik Kakade, Gurjindersingh Mann, Jyotsnil Singh, Ninad Rathwa, Akshay More.