Hardik Himanshu Pandya

Player Bio

Born 11 October 1993 India
Age 26 Years, 01 Months, 8 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Right-arm medium fast
Teams India, ICC World XI, India A, Mumbai Indians, Baroda

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
11
18
1
532
108
1
4
68
12
31.29
73.88
7
0
ODI
54
38
6
957
83
0
4
69
40
29.90
115.58
22
0
T20
40
25
6
310
33
0
0
18
19
16.31
147.61
23
0
IPL
95
87
29
1836
91
0
7
125
103
31.65
138.46
53
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
19
156.1
11
528
17
5/28
1
31.05
3.38
55.11
ODI
53
394.4
54
2195
54
3/31
0
40.64
5.56
43.85
T20
39
116.5
40
976
38
4/38
0
25.68
8.35
18.44
IPL
88
234.1
95
1909
68
3/7
0
28.07
8.15
20.66

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 has 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 the 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 inning to knock India out in the semi-final. Also not to forget his heroics in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan where he struck a 43-ball 76 and gave a real scare to the arch-rivals. His exploits in the limited-overs handed him a Test cap for India's tour of South Africa in 2018. There he scored 93 in his first innings and earned a lot of plaudits from around the world. With his captain and management's backing, the Indian selectors took him to England's tour as well. In 2019, Hardik had a bumpy ride as he got into controversies resulted in him getting sent back home from Australia in the middle of the series. After facing a lot of heat due to his derogatory comments in a reality TV show, Hardik made his comeback focused and with a point to prove. The dynamic all-rounder showed irresistible form in the 2019 season of the Indian T20 League and was one of the main reasons for Mumbai's 4th title. With his consistent all-round performance, Pandya cemented his place in the 15-man World Cup squad of India and had a decent outing.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Hardik Himanshu Pandya News

Five memorable performances in India vs Bangladesh T20I clashes over the last decade

Bangladesh and India have played a total of eight T20Is, and the latter are yet to register their first win. They meet for the ninth time in T20Is in the first match of the upcoming series on Sunday.

‘What a memorable journey it’s been’: Hardik Pandya recalls ODI debut against New Zealand

Hardik Pandya shone brightly in his ODI debut against New Zealand in Dharamsala back in 2016, where he returned the figures of 3/31 from just seven overs, helping India bundle the visitors for just 190.

Birthday boy Hardik Pandya thanks Nita Ambani for visiting him in London

Celebrating his 26th birthday on Friday, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who underwent surgery last week, thanked Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani for visiting him in London.

Hardik Pandya undergoes successful surgery in London, says will be back in no time

Hardik Pandya got injured during the Asia Cup 2018 but recovered and made a comeback to play IPL and World Cup. The injury resurfaced during the T20I series against South Africa.

Lower back injury may keep Hardik Pandya out of game for long period

Hardik Pandya is the second key member in the Indian team after premier speedster Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the South Africa Test series due to stress fractures in his lower back.