New Delhi: T20 World Cup 2021 has started on the soil of UAE and Oman. Team India is the biggest contender to win this tournament. But Hardik Pandya’s good performance is very important in India’s success. Hardik is ready to show amazing with the bat, but questions were being raised about his bowling because he was not fully fit. But now a big update has come out on his fitness.
Hardik will bowl from this match
India vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said all-rounder Hardik Pandya is expected to be ready to bowl when the team begins its campaign in the T20 World Cup here on Sunday. Rohit, who is leading the team after Virat Kohli was rested in the warm-up match against Australia, said the team will need a sixth bowler during the main tournament.
Rohit gave big update
During the toss in the practice match against Australia, Rohit said, ‘Hardik is making good progress but it will take some time for him to bowl. He hasn’t started bowling, but he should be ready to bowl by the start of the tournament. Our main bowlers are very good, but you will need a substitute for the sixth bowler.
face Pakistan on October 24
India will take on Pakistan in their opening match here on Sunday. Pandya’s fitness before the tournament is a matter of concern as he did not bowl in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team management has been consistently saying that Pandya’s bowling is very important for team balance. Apart from Kohli, fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were also rested in the warm-up match against Australia.
Rohit said, ‘We want to make sure that we get the sixth bowling option. In batting also we want some options. We will try all those things today. We also wanted to bat first and score big.