Hardik Pandya to prove fitness in India A games before return to senior side

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Hardik Pandya who is making a comeback after he underwent a back surgery. Pandya is likely to make a comeback from injury and is likely to be the part of the team for the New Zealand tour.

Hardik Pandya is the part of the Indian A team which will play a practice games against New Zealand A in Lincoln and Christchurch on 21st January, 23rd January and 25th January.

The support staff will have a look in Pandya’s fitness during the series and will send a report to the Indian Board and Management on his improvement.

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“The selectors were informed by BCCI that he is doing well. The plan is to check his fitness in the two warm-up games that India ‘A’ play and then he joins the Indian team for the five-match T20I series,” a top BCCI official told Times Of India.

Pandya who has been a key player for India in the limited overs format will look to be injury free until the T20 World up as the swashbuckling India cricketer will be key to India’s chances in the T20 World Cup and with him being fit, India would get have a chance to perform well and do get the T20 World Cup back home.

Pandya, like Jasprit Bumrah, had opted to skip the National Cricket Academy during his rehab. However, the it is learnt that unlike his India and Mumbai Indians teammate, Pandya had sought permission from the NCA to stay home and undergo rehab.

Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah will be the key to India’s chances in the overseas tour because of the experience both the cricketers posses and both cricketers adaptability would help the Indian cricket team to win the overseas tours and series.