IND vs PAK: Confident Hardik Pandya Plays Down Question On Fitness

IND vs PAK: Confident Hardik Pandya Plays Down Question On Fitness

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has emerged as one of many largest X-factors for Team India within the shortest format of the sport and his rise notably this yr has been nothing lower than phenomenal. However, at any time when the participant options in any sport, followers begin speaking about his health and whether or not he would have the ability to bowl his full quota of 4 overs. Ahead of the T20 World Cup match towards Pakistan on Sunday, Hardik mentioned that his health is totally advantageous and the subject ought to be “put to relaxation”.

“Have many fond reminiscences right here, I made my T20 debut in Australia, and from there the journey has continued. It’s good to be again right here, you may’t get a greater place to play sport and revel in. The physique is ok, I feel you must put that subject about my physique on relaxation, you will note me bowling,” Hardik advised host broadcaster Star Sports earlier than the beginning of the match.

“We are taking part in worldwide cricket, it is not solely about Pakistan bowlers. Any workforce which is taking part in may have high quality bowing at this degree, worldwide cricket has sure requirements. So all of us are aware of it and as a batting unit we’ve got had a phrase about it. We have labored very arduous to return right here. The workforce that performs properly, wins the competition,” he added.

In the match between India and Pakistan, Rohit Sharma received the toss and opted to bowl first. India have opted to go in with Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami rather than Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel.

Playing XIs


India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmad, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

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