Pandya inspires as India sharpens ahead of T20 World Cup.
Pandya inspires as India sharpens ahead of T20 World Cup. Hardik Pandya backed up his own effort with 4/33 in a 50-run victory, which came after he had scored an electrifying half-century off of just 33 balls.
Back and shoulder ailments plagued Pandya throughout a turbulent T20 World Cup campaign for India and UAE last year.
Pandya’s value was demonstrated during his comeback tour earlier this year. The 28-year-old restored his previous form back to the national squad after leading the new Gujarat Titans to an IPL title in 2022. He was named Player of the Match in the championship game.
While the middle order struggled, Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav (39 off 19) kept the run rate above 10 an over.
Chances on the up?
India has continued their aim for Australia in 2022 after a dismal campaign in 2021.
Since the event, they have played 17 Twenty20 Internationals and won 14, drew 1, and lost 2.
Although Hardik Pandya received recognition for his efforts on this particular occasion, there is a deep bench of players who can step up if needed come October.
Deepak Hooda’s 33 (17) and the career revival of Dinesh Karthik provide the team with another finisher to complement Hooda’s impressive showing in Ireland.
Yuzvendra Chahal, the bowling team’s top prospect, keeps impressing. The leg-spinner eliminated virtually any hope of an English comeback by dismissing Harry Brook (28 off 23 balls) and Moeen Ali (36 off 20 balls).
Begins with defeat
It was not to be for Jos Buttler as the new T20I white-ball captain, as they fell to defeat and fell for a first-ball duck in the chase. While his red-ball compatriots are riding the wave of a successful start under Brendon McCullum, Jos Buttler’s white-ball compatriots are riding the wave of a successful start under Brendon McCullum.
The right-hander was given a head start by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whose first four deliveries moved away from Jason Roy. However, Jos Buttler’s first delivery hooped in and dismantled the stumps, which resulted in the wicket for the opposition.
Earlier on, Buttler used seven different bowlers, but only Chris Jordan (two wickets and twenty-three runs off four overs) was able to offer any resistance to India’s advances.