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Will Hardik Pandya bowl in IPL 2022?

Will Hardik Pandya bowl in IPL 2022?

The fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) is likely to get underway late March or early April and many eyes will be sighting at Hardik Pandya, the explosive all-rounder.

Pandya, known for his hard-hitting and brisk seam bowling, has been a matter of debate since his injury pulled him off the tables to bowl. Consequently, he has been inducted in the squads purely as a batsman being half-fit.

He suffered an acute lower-back injury that was healed after surgery in London. However, he has not been able to bowl since then and was not seen in action with the ball in IPL 2021 as well.

Including him unfit as the batter was considered as one of the wrong decisions India took during the World Cup 2021. India did not even clear the league stage.

Moreover, seeking the flaws and losing on the potent bowler, Pandya’s years-old IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians have released him ahead of the IPL 2022. Ahmedabad, one of the two new IPL franchises made full use of the opportunity and named Pandya skipper of the team.

It is yet to see if he will be roped in as the batting skipper or will render his all-round services.

Whilst speaking on the matter, Pandya chose not to disclose the surprise and said fans will be to see ‘if or not’ once the IPL kick-starts.

“It’s (bowling) a surprise for everyone. My team knows where I stand,”

“I’ve always realized that as an all-rounder I give a lot of different options to the team. I’ll try to work on being an all-rounder and if something doesn’t work out then my batting is always there. But Hardik Pandya combined with both bat and ball, it sounds better than just a batter,”

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