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Hardik Pandya

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
India, India A, Mumbai, Baroda
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
90
Home country:
India
Born:
October 11, 1993, Choryasi, Gujarat

Profile

Hardik Pandya is the perfect modern day cricketer. He can strike the ball big, roll his arm over decently and is a livewire in the field. It is a combination of skills India have long waited for since the retirement of Kapil Dev. Irfan Pathan gave them hope for a while but then lost his mojo and soon disappeared in the wilderness. India will wish that Pandya keeps working on his game and ends the country’s search for a seam bowling all-rounder.


It was in January 2016 that things turned around for Hardik Pandya. He was the leading run-getter in the Syed Mushtaq Ali, a domestic T20 tournament, finishing with 377 runs in 10 innings at an average of 53.85 while maintaining a strike rate of 130.90. He also took 10 wickets and was instrumental in Baroda reaching the finals. His effective all-round show impressed Mumbai and they bought him in the 2015 edition of the Indian T20 League. He hit a 31-ball 61 for Mumbai against Kolkata in his first season to catch attention of everyone. With the ability to strike big and bowl quick, he was so impressive that the then coach, Ricky Ponting could not stop praising him.


After a stellar performance, Pandya was picked for India's tour to Australia in 2015 for the T20Is. He started with a 19-run over on his international debut but came back strongly to almost take a hat-trick. He has had the love for the big stage, in the 2016 World T20, he bowled the last over and defended two runs off three balls against Bangladesh. It is how cruel the sport is at times that it takes you high enough only to make you vulnerable for a big fall. It was off his bowling that Lendl Simmons was dismissed off a no ball and the West Indian went on to play an unbeaten innings to knock India out in the semi-final.


His international career is still in its infancy but the amount of promise and dedication he has shown, India are likely to benefit from his all-round prowess.


Fast Facts

  • Holds record for hitting 5 sixes and a four in record 39-run over in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 3 3 178 0 59.33 107.87 1 1 108
ODI 24 15 489 3 40.75 122.55 0 4 83
T20 19 10 100 0 10.00 133.33 0 0 31
IPL 37 33 406 14 21.36 142.45 0 1 61*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 3 5 192 95 4 2/31 / 23.75 2.96 0 0 0 6
ODI 24 23 1034 953 28 3/31 / 34.03 5.52 0 0 0 49
T20 19 18 291 389 15 3/8 / 25.93 8.02 0 0 0 21
IPL 37 31 358 542 10 2/22 / 54.20 9.08 0 0 0 17
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 9 0 1
T20 11 0 0
IPL 24 0 2

Career

Span:
Test:
2017-2017
 
ODI:
2016-2017
 
T20:
2016-2017
 
IPL:
2015-2017
Test
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Jul 26, 2017
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Aug 12, 2017
ODI
Debut:
India Vs New Zealand at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - Oct 16, 2016
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore - Sep 24, 2017
T20
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Jan 26, 2016
Last played:
India Vs England at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Feb 01, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Apr 19, 2015
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Pune at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 21, 2017
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