The countdown of the home series against England has started. The series is long. Four Test matches are to be played. During the recent series in Australia, Team India has got a big lesson. One by one players got hurt. Now until the whole brigade is not fit, then all the players have to be very vigilant. Injury is a part of the game but the players have to take their ‘management of management’ very seriously. For the Test series against England, a player selected in the team will have to be more cautious. Because the last few times have not been good for this player. Most of the time is spent off the field. These players are none other than Team India’s Rockstar Hardik Pandya.
He may have given the title of Rockstar to Ravindra Jadeja but his style remains in everyone’s eyes. Let us tell you that more than two years have passed since Hardik played Test cricket. It is also important for Hardik to stay in the field continuously for the next one year because in this one year India has to play many big tournaments in all formats.
Last Test played against England in 2018
Hardik Pandya played the last Test match against England in 2018. That test match was not good for him. The Indian team also lost that test match. After this, Hardik Pandya suffered a groin in 2019. He had to undergo surgery. He returned to the field after surgery but in limited over format. In 2019, he played 12 ODIs but after July 2019 he stayed away from the field. He was also a part of Team India in the recent tour of Australia. Where his performance was charismatic. There were two matches in which he scored innings of 90 and 92 runs but the big difference was that Hardik Pandya bowled only 4 overs in the whole series.
Hardik’s real need is for Team India as an all-rounder. Along with scoring runs, bowling at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour. Hardik Pandya also came to Team India with this USP. Where he was even compared to Kapil Dev. But the bitter truth is that in a career of four years, he had to sit out many times due to injury.
There are many big tournaments in a year
Being fit for Hardik Pandya is very important for Team India. Team India has been in search of a seaming all-rounder for a long time. Names like Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur have come out, but Hardik is far ahead in this list. Provided they remain fit. This year Team India has to play very important tournaments. This includes the World Test Championship and the T20 World Cup to be played at the end of the year. Both these tournaments are very important for India. Team India was number one in the Test table’s point table for a long time. Apart from this, the T20 World Cup has to be held in India only. There is no ICC title in Virat Kohli’s account right now. In such a situation, they will have their eyes on both these titles. And for this, both their old and new rockstars must remain in the team.