New Delhi. After being dropped from the team for the home series against New Zealand Hardik Pandya NS India Tour of South Africa But even going is doubtful. The BCCI and the selectors want Pandya to go to the National Cricket Academy after the break and prove his fitness for the South Africa tour.
A BCCI official told InsideSport that Hardik Pandya The recovery will depend on rest. He will soon go to the NCA in Bangalore and we will take a decision on including him for the South Africa tour on the basis of fitness.
Hardik is battling fitness T20 World Cup 2021 I played all the matches for India. But his performance was not good. Hardik’s fitness was also one of the reasons for India’s poor performance in the tournament. For this reason, he was dropped from the team of the domestic T20 series against New Zealand and asked to regain fitness.
What’s wrong with Hardik?
Hardik has been battling a back injury for the past few months. Due to back injury, he had to stay out of the field for 6 months. His injury could be aggravated due to bowling. That’s why he has been asked not to bowl. However, he bowled in the T20 World Cup. But the impact of the injury was clearly visible. His balls did not show the same speed as before. Meanwhile, he has been advised not to play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy either. However, Hardik has to take the final decision.
Hardik instructed not to play in Vijay Hazare Trophy
An official of the Indian Cricket Board said on this issue in a conversation with InsideSport that playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy will depend on his (Hardik) fitness. Next is important and it is better for him to keep himself fit than playing in domestic cricket. But this is a decision that should be taken only after being fully fit and at present it is not so. If he wants to play, that will be entirely his decision.
Hardik has no place in the Test team!
The BCCI official further said about Hardik that, at this time, he is not close to the level of fitness required for Test cricket. They need more time and we don’t want to rush like it happened before the World Cup. If he is ready, he will be sent for ODI and T20 series.
Hardik to complete rehab at NCA
A section of BCCI Head Coach Rahul Dravid And the management of Team India still considers Hardik Pandya as the best all-rounder of this era. That’s why the board wants them to complete their recovery and rehabilitation program in NCA. If he passes the fitness test, then he can be selected in the squad for the limited overs series against South Africa. At present, his name will not be considered in the Test team.