New Delhi. Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan believes that Hardik Pandya can do well in the T20 series against Africa. Irfan says that in this series, Hardik team management can provide a lot of options. In the IPL, Pandya had performed brilliantly in all three areas of batting, fielding and bowling and he will try to continue the same performance in the series against Africa.
Team India Vice Captain
Hardik will be the vice-captain of Team India in the series against Africa. Earlier Rishabh Pant was made the vice-captain of the team and KL Rahul was going to captain the team but due to injury, Rahul has been out of this series.
Great performance in IPL
Injury problem has often been seen with Hardik too, but at the moment he is fully fit and is in excellent form from IPL. In IPL, Hardik scored 487 runs in 15 matches and gave his team the title victory by bowling brilliantly in the final match. Irfan further said, ‘Pandya is a brilliant player, he led Gujarat Titans in the IPL season and ended the season with a win. The team manager has been very impressed with Pandya’s form.
Apart from Hardik, all eyes will also be on Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. However, it is not certain that either of these two will get a place in the playing 11. It will be interesting to see how many matches these young players get to play in the series. The eyes of the fans will definitely be on Pant’s captaincy.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 18:20 IST