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Hardik Pandya

23-Year-Old All Rounder     India


Birthdate:  October 11, 1993    Birthplace:  Choryasi, India    Nationality:  India    

June 18, 2017    Hardik Pandya News

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Pandya top-scored for India with 76 off 43 including four boundaries and six maximums while also chipping in one for 53 off 10 overs with the ball in Sunday's defeat to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final.

The 23-year-old hadn't needed to do much with the bat throughout the Champions Trophy, chipping in a classy unbeaten 20 to seal the deal against Pakistan in the opener and then batting just once more throughout the tournament. However, with India well behind the required run rate, Pandya pulled off boundary after boundary, nearly doubling the number of maximums he'd hit in his ODI career from eight to 14. On a day when Pakistan was batting extremely well, Pandya had the second-best economy on the side, behind only Bhuvi Kumar and was more than two runs better than Jasprit Bumrah. While surely disappointed to not come home with the trophy, on an otherwise dour day, Pandya has shown himself to be a big part of India's squads moving forward.

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Pandya pummeled 20 off six not out including three maximums with the bat and snatched a pair for 43 off eight overs with the ball in Sunday's victory over Pakistan at Edgbaston in the Champions Trophy.

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After an excellent cameo with the ball and a tremendous effort with the bat in India's second tune-up against Bangladesh, Pandya showed how quickly he can work with the bat and how steady he can be with the ball in the Champions Trophy opener. Pandya opened the final over with three-consecutive maximums to move the score from unlikely reachable to wholly uncatchable and with the ball, bowled the exact same figures as Ravindra Jadeja (two for 43). With his ability to bat in the middle of India's order as well as provide economical bowling makes him one of the brightest young stars in India's squad.
Pandya walloped 80 off 54 not out with six boundaries and four maximums with the bat and finished the match with one for two off 1.5 overs in Tuesday's tune-up victory over Bangladesh at The Oval.

Fantasy Analysis

The 23-year-old has already built himself quite the reputation as an allrounder domestically, but seems primed to make a name for himself on the international stage. In the final tune-up before the ICC Champions Trophy, Pandya turned in one of his best performances in an India cap, topping what would be his highest List A score (his previous high was 69) while taking the final wicket of the match to secure a 240-run victory. Pandya's performance on Tuesday should merit inclusion in the starting XI come Sunday when they take on Pakistan at Birmingham.
Pandya took two for 22 in Indians' win over Knight Riders Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Pandya finished with both Indians' best bowling figures and lowest economy rate. The 23-year-old allrounder removed both of Knight Riders' highest-scorers, Colin de Grandhomme and Manish Pandey. De Grandhomme's wicket came at a crucial time in the match when Kolkata looked to set to chase the 174-run target, needing just 46 runs from 34 balls. Pandya bowled nine dot balls and only conceded a single six. It's his best bowling performance of IPL 10 so far, eclipsing his one for 23 against Dardevils in late April. He scored one run off two balls in Mumbai's batting innings.
Pandya totaled 29 off 11 not out with three fours and two maximums in Sunday's victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Fantasy Analysis

Batting seventh in the order, Pandya and Mumbai were in fairly dire straits going into the final few overs, but a remarkable run of batting helped secure victory on the penultimate ball. After a rash of good fortune at the start of the death over two leg byes and some poor work in the field from the Knight Riders Pandya ended the match with a convincing four. The 23-year-old India international struggled in the IPL last season, scoring just 44 runs off 11 matches with a high score of nine, but he's scored 64 runs unbeaten this tournament after showing inconsistent form coming into the IPL. With strong play like he's displayed over the first two matches, it would be of no surprise to see him move up the order as they host Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Pandya hit 35 from 15 not out in a narrow loss to the Rising Pune Supergiants on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Pandya was the late-arriving hero for the Mumbai Indians, hitting five boundaries all but one of them sixes in the final over. His domination of bowler Ashok Dinda lifted the Indians from 154 to 184, a total that Mumbai had never before failed to defend. But it wasn't enough this time, thanks to an 84-run stand from Steven Smith. Pandya's 233.33 strike rate was unbeaten in the match, nearly double his 124.44 career average.
Pandya snatched three for 49 off 10 overs with the ball and totaled 56 off 43 with the bat in Sunday's ODI defeat to England at Eden Gardens.

Fantasy Analysis

A recent addition to the ODI squad, Pandya has picked up on the format with ease. He took three wickets for the second time in his career in the format and picked up his first half-century in his seventh career ODI after going for 40 unbeaten in the first ODI of the series. After missing six weeks with a hairline fracture in his shoulder, he recovered nicely and has shown himself a big part of the future of the Indian ODI squad.
Pandya snatched three for 31 off seven overs in his ODI debut in Sunday's victory over New Zealand.

Fantasy Analysis

Capped in T20I's, Pandya made his debut appearance in an ODI and impressed from the get-go, snatching his maiden wicket during his first spell bowling, getting the always-dangerous Martin Guptill. At just 23-years-old, the accomplished limited-overs bowler should find a regular place in India's T20I and ODI sides, particularly if he can keep this form through the next four ODI's in the series.
Pandya posted his maiden IPL half century Thursday, contributing 61 off 31 to the Indians' five-run win against the Knight Riders.

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After Rohit Sharma was bowled by Sunil Narine in the 12th, Pandya took over from No. 6 with Kieron Pollard in tow, sidestepping all pitfalls on their way to an unbeaten 92-run stand. Among Pandya's 10 boundaries, he smashed two fours and one six off Andre Russell in the 19th to achieve the vaunted 50-run threshold. While he's averaging 37.00 at a 191.37 strike rate on the backs of three not outs in six IPL matches, the 21-year-old has been far less crisp with the ball, nabbing one wicket with a 10.75 economy rate across 12 overs.