Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif on Sunday mentioned that in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya ought to keep again in Australia for the upcoming Test collection. Pandya performed a match-winning knock of 42* off 22 balls in India’s six-wicket win over Australia within the second T20I at Sydney Cricket Ground, which gave the guests an unassailable 2-Zero win within the three-game collection. His innings was studded with two sixes and three fours. Taking to Twitter, Kaif wrote, “@hardikpandya7, with an average of nearly 90, has emerged as India”s go to batsman in white-ball cricket, behind @imVkohli. Time is ripe for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, in this red hot form worth holding him back in Australia.”
.@hardikpandya7, with a median of practically 90, has emerged as India’s go to batsman in white ball cricket, behind @imVkohli. Time is ripe for Hardik to be added to the Test squad, on this purple scorching kind value holding him again in Australia
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 6, 2020
Pandya amassed 210 runs within the just lately concluded three-match ODI collection, whereas within the shortest format he scored 58 runs within the first two video games. However, the right-handed batter isn’t part of India’s squad for the longest format.
Pandya was additionally a significant member of the Mumbai Indians squad that received the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 title at Dubai International Stadium final month. He performed 14 video games for the aspect and scored 281 runs at a strike price of 178.98.
When requested about whether or not he’ll keep for the Test collection on the post-match press convention, Pandya replied, “It is a different ball-game, I do not mind if they ask me to stay back for the Test matches, the call lies with the team management, I cannot say much about it.”
India will play 4 Tests towards Australia after the conclusion of the T20I collection. India skipper Virat Kohli shall be taking part in simply one of many 4 Tests earlier than heading residence as he has been granted paternity go away by the BCCI. Rohit Sharma’s availability for the Test collection can also be not clear as his health shall be reassessed on December 11 on the National Cricket Academy.
The first Test of the collection shall be performed at Adelaide Oval from December 17.
Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj.
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