‘Been Better Than…’: India must use Hardik Pandya in different spot to strike, it’s great

IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya has scored 308 points in eight matches so far.© BCCI/IPL

Hardik Pandya was a revelation in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). hit. His team is currently top of the 10-team IPL 2022 league. Individually, Pandya scored 308 points in eight matches to be his side’s top scorer in the IPL so far. He was also at bat in a new position. While previously used in lower order, Pandya beat in higher order for GT in IPL 2022.

His performance convinced Harbhajan Singh that Pandya should beat the command of the Indian cricket team.

“Hardik has great technique. He can be a good batsman. But we haven’t seen him in that role until now. He used to go down the order and hit big shots. Now he had the opportunity to come up to bat properly with 17-18 overs remaining in the innings, and he looked like a top class batsman. I don’t want to compare him to anyone but, with the game he showed up now he’s been better than a lot of other big hitters at the moment,” Harbhajan told Sportskeeda.

“I would like Hardik to have such chances in the Indian team as well. You can have someone else as a finisher. If you have such solid players as him at number three-four, you don’t need to send it in order.” When you’re ready, in the later overs, you can do more damage. He was phenomenal with the bat, exceptional with the ball too. He is defending himself solidly (to make his return to the Indian team).”

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Pandya’s best individual performance is an 87 against Rajasthan Royals this season. He has managed three fifties so far and currently sits at number four in the batting ratings.

With the ball, he took four wickets in eight games at an average of 35 and a saving of 7.56.

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