The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah revealed when will Hardik Pandya make a comeback in the Indian team. He revealed that the all-rounder is expected to make a comeback in the T20I series against Afghanistan.
Hardik Pandya suffered injury during the game against Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup 2023. He twisted his ankle while bowling and then was ruled out of the tournament. It was expected that he would make a comeback early but this hasn’t been the case.
Hardik Pandya suffered a much worse injury than expected as there have been no signs of him yet. The all-rounder wasn’t part of the Australia T20Is and hasn’t been named in the squad for South Africa series. There were reports that suggested he would make a comeback through IPL.
However, Jay Shah gave optimistic news about Hardik Pandya. While speaking to PTI, he said that the all-rounder might return through the Afghanistan series. India will be playing three T20Is against them in January, starting 11 January. The all-rounder might even captain the team during that series.
“Hardik Pandya could be fit for Afghanistan T20 series in January,” the BCCI secretary said, as quoted by PTI.
Hardik Pandya has captained the Indian team in the T20Is since the T20 World Cup 2022 exit. He led the young team in the absence of seniors and was extremely successful. He is also seen as a future captaincy prospect.
Hardik Pandya Traded to Mumbai Indians Ahead Of The IPL 2024
In what was the biggest trade in the history of the IPL, Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya moved back to his old franchise Mumbai Indians. It was an all-cash trade as five-time champions paid 15 crores along with some undisclosed amount. It’ll be a homecoming for Hardik as he made his debut in IPL for Mumbai Indians and played for 7 long seasons for them
Hardik Pandya was one of the draft picks for Gujarat Titans when they came into existence. The all-rounder scripted history as he in the very first edition as a leader guided the team to the title victory. He led from the front with both bat and ball and in the next edition took the team to the final and ended up as runners-up.