Hardik Pandya is one of the rising stars of Indian cricket. In the last 12 months or so, he has played a very aggressive brand of cricket and established a place for himself in all three formats of the game.
Hardik Pandya is a very talented all-rounder. Many cricket fans and pundits believe that he is a batsman who can bowl a bit. But, those who are following his career closely, would agree that he has been working very hard on his bowling.
Pandya is a very useful bowler who can bowl at any stage of the innings. Initially, MS Dhoni gave him the job of bowling death overs. But, now, he prefers bowling with the new ball as he can generate swing with the new nut.
In the second game of the ongoing 5-match One Day International (ODI) series, Hardik Pandya suffered cramp while bowling and there were rumours that he will be rested for the third One Day International. Pandya picked a cramp and left the field.
However, he joined the team in the middle after some time and also came out to bat. But, Pandya was still considered doubtful, as he had cramped-up during the second ODI. But, the Baroda all-rounder has recovered in time for the third game of the 5-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, fielding coach R Sridhar confirmed on Saturday.
“On Thursday, Hardik Pandya was cramping. He’s perfectly alright now. He should be ready for the next game,” R Sridhar said.
India will enter the third game with a goal of winning it and sealing the series. On the other side, Sri Lanka, after a brilliant performance by their young mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya’s stellar performance, would be hoping for a better show in all three departments of the game.
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