Hardik Himanshu Pandya

Player Bio

Born 11 October 1993 India
Age 25 Years, 09 Months, 7 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Right-arm medium fast
Batting Rank 77
Bowling Rank 58
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
38
24
6
296
33
0
0
17
19
16.44
154.16
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
37
110.5
38
922
36
4/38
0
25.61
8.31
18.47
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 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 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. 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.

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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

#ardikPandya: All-rounder’s crucial strikes derail Bangladesh chase, India in semifinals

ICC World Cup 2019: Hardik Pandya's crucial strikes derail Bangladesh chase, earn respect of fans and put India in semifinals.

After Koffee controversy, Hardik Pandya only lets his bat do the talking

ICC World Cup 2019: Hardik Pandya was in the dock for comments on a chat show, but his childhood coach reveals how the all-rounder emerged stronger.

World Cup 2019: Hardik Pandya’s song of ice and fire

ICC World Cup 2019: More than his batting, though – not that it didn’t impact the game – India would be happy with the way Hardik Pandya thought through his bowling.

World Cup 2019: Glen McGrath backs Hardik Pandya to be ‘Yuvraj’ of India’s campaign

Hardik Pandya is deemed as this year's Yuvraj Singh, who was named the Player of the Tournament in 2011 when he shone with both bat and ball to help India win the title for the second time, by Glenn McGrath.

People who used to say akad ke chalta hai will now say how deadly Hardik Pandya is

Not just behaving like the Caribbean players, but also playing like them is what something new Hardik Pandya has found in himself.