Wasim Jaffer Defined Why White-Ball Specialist Hardik Pandya Will not Return To Check Fold Anytime Quickly

Wasim Jaffer, the previous Indian opener and full-time cricket pundit has defined why all-rounder Hardik Pandya is much away from moving into the Check circuit. All-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead Staff India within the two-match T20I series in opposition to Eire. India will meet Eire within the series opener on Sunday.

Regardless that Hardik Pandya is on his strategy to turning into indispensable to the white-ball squad of Staff India, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer nonetheless believes the star all-rounder is much from making a return into the longest and oldest format of the sport. Hardik Pandya made a sensational return to the T20I facet of the Rahul Dravid-coached Staff India after a title-winning season with debutants Gujarat Titans (GT) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Hardik Pandya with Rahul Dravid Photo : AP
Hardik Pandya with Rahul Dravid Photograph: AP

Wasim Jaffer Doesn’t See Hardik Pandya Returning To Check Fold Anytime Quickly

Hardik Pandya will lead the second-string facet of India within the absence of skipper Rohit Sharma, ex-captain Virat Kohli and injured opener KL Rahul throughout the ongoing Eire tour. Beneath the management of all-rounder Hardik Pandya, the Rishabh Pant-less facet will play two T20Is in opposition to Eire.

Talking forward of the primary T20I between India and hosts Eire, former cricketer Wasim Jaffer defined why he doesn’t see Hardik Pandya making a return to red-ball cricket quickly. Throughout a dialogue, Wasim Jaffer was requested whether or not Hardik Pandya can return to Check cricket after turning into one in all sturdy India’s captaincy candidates in white-ball cricket.

“Hardik bowling 15 to 18 overs a day, you don’t see that happening [due to] the kind of back-surgery he had. Will he bat at four or five? I don’t see that happening in red-ball cricket,” Jaffer mentioned.

Wasim Jaffer. Image Credits: Twitter
Wasim Jaffer. Picture Credit: Twitter

“So in that sense, he’s far away from getting into the red-ball circuit. So I think if we just leave him bowling four overs or at max 10 overs in One-Dayers and batting at four, five, or six, it will help him prolong his career,” the previous Indian opener added. 

For the Eire T20Is, India is lacking regulars like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja who all are at the moment in England making ready for the Birmingham Check beginning on July 1. These two matches in opposition to Eire due to this fact may be the final alternative to check out kids forward of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this 12 months.

Hardik Pandya Has Featured In 11 Checks After Debuting In 2016

Hardik Pandya, who made his worldwide debut in 2016, has performed 11 Check matches for Staff India. Hardik Pandya final performed a Check match for India throughout the 2018 tour of England. The star all-rounder has featured in 63 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 59 T20Is for India.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Credit: AFP)

Earlier than the recently-concluded series in opposition to South Africa, Hardik Pandya had final performed for Staff India within the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE. Within the final series in opposition to South Africa, Hardik Pandya had scored 117 runs however he was not in a position to take a single wicket with the ball in hand. In IPL 2022, Hardik Pandya had scored 487 runs with the bat and he additionally managed to take eight wickets, out of which three got here within the closing in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.


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