Team India multi-talented person Hardik Pandya finally spent some quality time with son Agastya after returning from New Zealand. Pandya led India to a 1-0 win over the Kiwis in the recently concluded T20I series and is now back with his family after being rested for the ODI series.
Hardik Pandya has taken to social media to share adorable photos of himself with his son Agastya enjoying a nap. Here’s what he tweeted:
Hardik Pandya’s workload management will be very important for India
Hardik Pandya has played quite a bit of T20 cricket over the past few months in preparation for the T20 World Cup. With the ODI World Cup in India next year, Men in Blue simply cannot afford to lose Pandya to injury. This makes it very important to manage his workload for the next 12 months.
India doesn’t have an all-round bowler like Hardik. Players like him and Ravindra Jadeja, who bring much-needed balance to the typical squad, need care. This will also open the door for pitchers like Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur, who have proven very smart with the bat.
Both Thakur and Chahar will feature in the team’s upcoming ODI series against New Zealand and Bangladesh. Even Washington Sundar’s all-round ability will be scrutinized when he returns to the ODI team after a string of injuries.
The New Zealand ODIs will provide an opportunity for some of the players on the fringes of the main Indian ODI team to make a strong case for themselves. The first ODI will take place at Eden Park and will begin at 7:00am IST on Friday, November 25.
Line-ups for ODI New Zealand: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.