Hardik Pandya could have contributed significantly for India in WTC final – Ponting

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Dubai. Former batsman Ricky Ponting believes that India should have included Hardik Pandya in their squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia in London as the all-rounder played a decisive role in the match. could

Pandya has not played a Test since 2018 and opted not to play in the five-day format due to fitness concerns. However, Ponting feels that Pandya can play a key role in the title clash at The Oval from June 7 to 11. . Play a role. Mainly because he bowled in almost every match for Gujarat Titans in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. Pandya is the captain of Titans.

Ponting wrote for the ICC review, “…I thought how important a player like Hardik Pandya could have been for India in this one Test match.”
He said, “I know he has officially said that playing in a Test match is probably a bit tough on his body. But just for one match… he was bowling and fast bowling in every match of IPL.

Ponting, head coach of Delhi Capitals in the IPL and former Australia captain, said that Pandya could have been the X-factor for the Indian team in the WTC finals from June 7 to 11. x factor. He would have been picked for one match, then see what he can do with bat and ball. He could have been the difference between the two teams.

Pandya has played 11 Test matches since his debut in 2017, scoring 532 runs at an average of 31.29 with one century and four fifties. He has also taken 17 wickets at an average of 31.05. Pandya has so far scored 1584 runs at an average of 33.00 and taken 72 wickets in 74 ODIs. In T20 international matches, he has scored 1271 runs in 87 matches and has taken 69 wickets. Under the leadership of Pandya, Gujarat Titans won the IPL title on debut in 2022, but on Monday the final of this season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings lost. lost

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