He is still feeling the after effects of playing top flight international cricket after a big gap and the major back surgery which kept him away from action. He is also the author of World Cup Heroes, a Cricket Editorial consultant, professor and cricket TV commentator.). Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox. His efforts to hit out didn’t seem to succeed even until the end of 2018. We have had a number of pretenders to play the title role over the years that it is now getting a bit exhausting to decide on the main cast. Stay updated with your favourite cricketers, their lifestyle, fitness, fashion trends and more. The all-rounder will be a major factor in Mumbai Indians' IPL title hopes this year. But we have been a bit too impatient with them. IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya joins Mumbai Indians pre-season camp The Indian all-rounder was recently ruled out of the T20I and the ODI series against Australia. ‘Three years and onto a lifetime together’: Kohli is all love for wife Anushka on their third anniversary, On a roll: Most consecutive victories by a team in T20I cricket, Quick-fire heroes: Top 5 T20I batsmen with best strike-rate. So there will be lots of opportunities for everyone to stake their claim. Hardik Pandya had uploaded the video on his Facebook page back in 2011. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has become an asset for the Indian cricket team in all formats. IPL 2019: Hardik’s blitz, ... Hardik Pandya then gave the finishing touch to the innings hitting a 16-ball 37 which included two sixes and two fours from the penultimate over bowled by Pawan Negi. Unfortunately, Hardik Pandya picked up a nasty back injury during the 2018 Asia Cup. @mipaltan #Believe #MIChampion5," Hardik tweeted. IPL 2019 will be huge for Hardik Pandya and India. IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard shine as MI snaps CSK's winning run After Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s quick-fire play at the fag-end propelled Mumbai Indians to 170-5, it restricted the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team to 133-8, bagging its second victory of the Indian Premier League season 12. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul impressed everyone in IPL 2019 while David Warner's return to the IPL after a gap of one year was filled with runs. This was followed by some exceptional performances for India on their 2020 tour of Australia making everyone believe that Hardik Pandya has truly arrived. Pandya has rightly chosen to stay away from the longer form of cricket for a while because while it is easier to stretch himself in white ball formats, with the red ball he may find it a bit much to handle. Pandya has so far amassed 355 runs in 12 games in IPL 2019 Pollard also believes that Martin Guptill can fill in the shoes of David Warner at Sunrisers Hyderabad A smasher of the cricket ball himself, Kieron Pollard Wednesday praised his Mumbai Indians teammate Hardik Pandya for his six-hitting prowess and said the all-rounder packs a lot of punch. Watch the video '2019: Hardik Batters KKR with 91' & also get latest Cricket updates & highlights online only on hotstar.com. MI batsman Hardik Pandya plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankede Stadium in … IPL 2019: Fit-again Hardik Pandya joins Mumbai Indians' pre-tournament camp. AUS vs IND: Who should be India’s frontline spinner in Test series? He will take some more time to strengthen himself and get prepared for the rigours of the longer format. This can at the moment only mean Pandya. Watch the video '2019: Hardik Pandya's 29 Sixes' & also get latest Cricket updates & highlights online only on hotstar.com. India needs an all-rounder to balance the line-up. In Hardik Pandya, India have found the all-rounder they were looking for for decades. Time is ripe for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, in this red-hot form worth holding him back in Australia,” tweeted former India batsman Mohammad Kaif. The only aspect of his cricket which is still to touch full potential, bowling, is still work in progress. Dev also called for the Indian management to … For starters, he is a better bowler than Vijay Shankar and far more electric on the field. It has been the longest running soap opera, not on television but a cricket field. You can still see him at times holding his back, especially after he hit one of the sixes in the final over of the second T20I. Time is ripe for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, in this red hot form worth holding him back in Australia. Hardik Pandya surprised everyone after bowling for the first time after a lower-back injury since 2019. Hardik remains the only Indian to achieve a rare feat of scoring 400-plus runs and taking more than 10 wickets in a single IPL season. 2019: Hardik Pandya's 29 Sixes. Hardik Pandya smashed the fastest half-century of IPL 2019 when he reached the landmark off just 17 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. He did make a return as an all-rounder in time for the World Cup in 2019. After ending the Indian Premier League 2019 season on a title-winning note, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya is eager to lift the ICC World Cup 2019 trophy as well. The Mumbai-based franchise signed him for a mere INR 10 lakh in the IPL Auction 2015. The dashing Hardik Pandya has proved to be the solution to India’s search for an attacking middle-order batsman who can provide the cushion of striking big at the death. Instead, India should let Pandya focus just on the white ball formats. This ongoing Australia tour has shown just how crucial Pandya is to India’s fortunes in white ball cricket. They need not be part of the ongoing soap opera of ‘Finding the next Kapil Dev’. The dashing Hardik Pandya has proved to be the solution to India’s search for an attacking middle-order batsman who can provide the cushion of striking big at the death. The Income Tax department has confirmed that there will be no tax levied for having more than one seam bowler cum batsman in your squad. But the mistake India should not make is put all the eggs in one basket. India will be aiming to start on a strong note in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 | NewsBytes Pandya removed a ton-up Steve Smith in the 2nd ODI between India and Australia at … 100MB is a place where cricket lovers can find unheard stories of their favourite sport along with latest news! As the celebrations continued, Hardik posted a picture on Twitter where he can be seen hugging the IPL trophy. @hardikpandya7, with an average of nearly 90, has emerged as India's go to batsman in white ball cricket, behind @imVkohli. ‘Finding the next Kapil Dev’, has been the favourite programme for all cricket lovers and those in the ecosystem just because of how big and massive the soap opera can be. ‘Back Bit Sore’: Hardik Says He Won’t be Bowling Anytime Soon, Why Dhawan and Pandya Should Stay Back for Australia Tests, ‘Hungry’ Pandya Becoming a Good Finisher for India: Virat Kohli. It could be anyone who could emerge in the next year or so. So in two of the three disciplines, Pandya has struck gold. Pandya’s multidimensional skills got him into the Indian team by the start of 2016 and he was drafted into the squad for the World T20 at home. His skills as a striker, finisher, fielder and as a useful bowler will be crucial to India’s chances in the three World Cups. (BCCI) It’s fascinating that of all the batsmen in the modern era, it’s Pandya who has taken to Crowe’s urging to move towards off stump in T20 (and while in the hitting zone). He recovered from that blow and played in the IPL and the World Cup in 2019. Pandya reached the landmark from just 17 balls with a massive six of Sunil Narine in the 14th over of the innings, beating Rishabh Pant who had scored a 18-ball half-century against Mumbai Indians. He got banned for his comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’ and he looked chastened after the experience. Hardik Pandya smashed the fastest half-century of IPL 2019 when he reached the landmark off just 17 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. IPL 2019: Hotstar VIP Fastest 50 of the Season – Hardik Pandya. IPL 2019, DC vs MI: Hardik Pandya worked on how to smash pacers, says brother Krunal Mumbai Indians allrounder Krunal Pandya praised his brother Hardik and said that the allrounder worked on improving his game when he was away from cricket … Krunal Pandya IPL contract currently in progress and he is playing 2020 season of IPL along-with his brother Hardik Pandya in 2020. “Hardik Pandya, with an average of nearly 90, has emerged as India's go to batsman in white ball cricket, behind Virat Kohli. Aakash Chopra reveals his best Test XI of the decade, AUS vs IND: Injury concerns grow as Steve Smith leaves training with sore back, PAK vs NZ: Five most memorable T20Is between Pakistan and New Zealand, There should be another Super Over to decide the winner: Sachin Tendulkar, 5 fastest half-centuries for India in ODI cricket, 4 X 6: Five batsmen who have struck six fours in an over. In the outfield, where even Kohli has struggled to hold onto the catches, Pandya has been able to pick up catches. CricTracker Author His batting has definitely improved a lot in the last four years – and it bodes well for Indian cricket in the years to come. 28 Apr 2019. IPL 2019: Hardik wants to prove a point with bat and ball, says Rohit Hardik Pandya’s 16-ball unbeaten 37 guided Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win … But the questions over Hardik remained whether he can be the reliable option that India was looking for after the retirement of MS Dhoni. India put enough pressure on him and anointed him as the fourth seamer in the side. After numerous speculations over his participation in IPL 2019, he recovered in time. IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya wants to prove a point with bat and ball - Rohit Sharma Pandya, on his part, praised openers Rohit (28) and Quinton de Kock (40) for the start the team got in the run chase. English. After that England tour, Pandya fell down while bowling during the Asia Cup in Dubai and things have never been the same. There was only one Kapil Dev and every new cricketer is their own version, not a cheap imitation. Pandya showed his excellence in this aspect in the 2020 IPL where Mumbai Indians won the title for a record fifth time. PTI | Updated: Mar 12, 2019, 20:31 IST. (Chandresh Narayanan is a former cricket writer with The Times of India, The Indian Express, ex-Media Officer for ICC and the former media manager of Delhi Daredevils. A lot of change in Hardik’s approach can be seen from his first impression on the big stage in 2015 through the IPL. Making his IPL debut that season for Mumbai Indians, the younger Pandya came as a proper spin-basher who could chip in with a few overs of pace bowling. In between, marriage and fatherhood seems to have calmed him down a bit. However, post the World Cup he has had a surgery and he took it a lot easier than before to make a return to India colours. For close to 26 years now, India has been struggling to get over this. The unbeaten knock in the 2nd T20I was a reflection of his IPL career where he has played similar knocks for the Mumbai Indians but alongside Kieron Pollard. Hence it is crucial that Kohli take charge along with head coach Ravi Shastri to manage Pandya’s workload. Cricket. Pandya registered two scores of 90+ in the ODI series, both coming in different situations after a top-order collapse. He is the kind of all-rounder Virat Kohli will be eager to have in the team for the World Cup. This phase two in Pandya’s career could just be what India needs as it heads into a crucial three year phase with two T20 World Cups and one 50 over World Cup scheduled to be held. 2019: Hardik Batters KKR with 91. He joined the team of Mumbai Indians as pro player in 2016. Hardik’s improvement in playing the pacers showed in the ODI format where he played useful knocks when the top order collapsed on certain occasions. He has struggled to bowl having not achieved bowling fitness as yet and has thus far struggled to get going. IPL 2019 | Hardik Pandya Powers MI to Second Position After Convincing DC Win Mumbai Indians registered a clinical 40-run win over Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2019 match at New Delhi on Thursday (April 18) as the home side suffered another batting collapse on what was a tough wicket to bat on. While Pandya is emerging as a match-winner in his own right, the search for an additional or more than one all-rounder or should we say dual purpose player should continue. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium.His elder brother Krunal Pandya is also an international cricketer. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Hardik Pandya played a stellar role in Mumbai Indians ’ record fourth title triumph, scoring 402 runs in 14 matches at an incredible strike rate of 191.42, and 14 wickets at a strike rate of 18.21. Hardik’s contributions at the death during Mumbai Indians’ triumph in 2017 earned him a lot of value. Since that series, Pandya has not been seen in whites for India. However, for India, Pandya showed that he can do it alone. Hardik had a stellar run in IPL 2019. The Baroda-based star came into the limelight after his terrific performances for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.. "This one's for you, Agastya Love this team! According to news sources, Mumbai Indians bought Krunal Pandya on auction price of ($285,000) in 2016. The home of all the highlights from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. In many ways both Pandya, and to some extent Jasprit Bumrah, need to be looked after smartly by India by not exposing them too much. The 26-year-old all-rounder achieved the record during the last IPL season, in 2019, for the Rohit Sharma-led franchise. Share. (TOI Photo) He has batted with a sledge hammer, struck big sixes on the massive Australian grounds and has fielded quite brilliantly. He did seem to get better against the pacers as he scored a bulk of runs against them. Who should be India’s wicketkeeper in the Australia Test series? Pandya reached the landmark from just 17 balls with a massive six of Sunil Narine in the 14th over of the innings, beating Rishabh Pant who had scored a 18-ball half-century against Mumbai Indians. Hardik's wife Natasa Stankovic took to her Instagram handle to share an adorable boomerang video of father and son. Whether it's about cricket's rich history or a special record - we've got you covered. In the 2019 IPL, Hardik had a strike rate of 191.85 against pacers at the death, which came at an average of over 30. Hardik Himanshu Pandya (born 11 October 1993) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Watchlist. Did you know Hardik Pandya was Mumbai Indians' leading wicket-taker in last year's IPL? Watchlist. Since his debut, Hardik Pandya … The Baroda boy has emerged as the unlikeliest of claimants to the role which has been lying vacant over the years. 13 May 2019. In Hardik Pandya, India have found the all-rounder they were looking for for decades. If push comes to shove considering the workload in the white ball formats, India must look beyond Pandya as an all-rounder in red ball cricket. But there is now a need to ensure Pandya is not overplayed and his injuries are managed well. They need to ensure that Pandya is not over stretched by playing him in Test cricket when he is still not ready to bowl. Hardik Pandya helped India seal the T20I series against Australia with a 22-ball 42. But finally, after 26 years of searching far and wide, it seems that for a while the chase can halt at one man, Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. This is the fifth IPL title win for the Rohit Sharma-led side. Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have been the other contenders for the additional roles. There are multiple domestic tournaments and there are also multiple Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons in the offing. Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev believes that India, in the era of IPL, should experiment more with the T20 side and has called for Kohli to try batting Hardik Pandya at No.4 to add more bite to the middle order. Watch all the 29 sixes that Hardik Pandya hit in VIVO IPL 2019. Pandya is the part of the India\'s 15-member squad for the quadrennial event, starting May 30 in England and Wales. . Hardik Pandya registered the fastest fifty of VIVO IPL 2019 as he took KKR bowlers to the cleaners with 91 off only 34 balls. The franchise had earlier won the tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Hardik Pandya recently heaped praise on his IPL captain Rohit Sharma and said he has always enjoyed playing under him in the IPL. A lot of change in Hardik’s approach can be seen from his first impression on the big stage in 2015 through the IPL. But it took a sensational IPL 2019 for Hardik to get widespread acclaim for his effort against speedsters irrespective of the phase he plays them in. India must do a lot to ensure that he is preserved from burnout and is wrapped in cotton wool much like a fast bowler. There is no doubt whatsoever that a fit again Pandya who can bowl and bat will be a tremendous asset for India. Swashbuckling India all-rounder Hardik Pandya met his son Agastya after months of staying away because of work. The only sign of him returning to bowling came in the second ODI against Australia when he bowled four overs. 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