Last Update on: October 18th, 2022 at 01:58 pm
Hardik Pandya, an Indian all-rounder, believes the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given its squad adequate time to train ahead of the T20 World Cup in 2022. India has already played three warm-up matches against Western Australia XI and Australia, winning all three.
Hardik Pandya, 29, stated that the Indian players were given enough time to adjust to the playing conditions and weather in Australia.
Hardik Pandya Happy With His Approach In Warm-Up Games
Hardik was quoted as saying in a video uploaded on BCCI’s official website.
“I was always excited to come to Australia and get so much time to prepare because I have always felt that as an individual, if I get the right situations and conditions to practise, you can’t ask for a better scenario for me or the whole team to come here and spend 17 days before the World Cup starts and get used to the conditions, atmosphere and weather,”
Hardik, who was born in Gujarat, also stated that he was pleased with how he batted in the warm-up matches thus far. On Monday at the Gabba in Brisbane, Hardik struck 44 runs against Western Australia and two against the Aussies. He has yet to pick up a wicket, however.
“If you see it on the high-end side, it was a satisfactory day. It’s not about the runs I scored, it was about my approach towards the game, how I adapted to the situation. I played 21 odd-balls and I managed to middle almost everything. That was more positive in the practice games.”
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Hardik believes that if one can hit form early in the event, one has a higher opportunity of taking advantage of the conditions.
“There was a very good point made by one of the players, that in Australia, it’s about one inning. If you can get the inning early in the season, once you get used to the conditions, you can score a lot of runs. And it’s the same for a fast bowler,” Hardik added.
On Wednesday, October 19, India will play New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, at the same site in Brisbane.