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Hardik Pandya, who is included in Team India for the tour of Sri Lanka, wants to bowl for the team in the T20 World Cup. Pandya has been away from bowling for the last two years. Virat Kohli has already said that Hardik Pandya is the most important player of Team India in view of the World Cup. Pandya broke his silence about his bowling after the announcement of the squad for the limited overs series with Sri Lanka. He said in a conversation with the Times of India- “I want to bowl in every match for Team India in the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November. In such a situation, trying to keep myself fit and focusing on my fitness I don’t want to get away from bowling in T20 World Cup under any circumstances. My entire focus is on T20 World Cup.
Pandya’s place in the squad for the Sri Lanka tour
The Indian team has to play three ODIs and three-20 match series in Sri Lanka in July. For this series, BCCI has decided to send a separate team for the tour of Sri Lanka. Hardik Pandya has also been included in this team. The command of the team has been given to Shikhar Dhawan. The Indian team has to play in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton, England from June 18 to June 22. After that the team has to play a five-Test series with England in August-September. In such a situation, the Indian team will stay in England after the final of the World Test Championship and the team will prepare for the series against England.
Had back surgery in 2019
Hardik Pandya had to undergo back surgery after the 2019 ODI World Cup. Since then she has not bowled for the team. Although he bowled in the T20 series against England in the home series, he did not bowl in the IPL while playing for Mumbai Indians.
For Sri Lanka, the Indian team has to be on Quarantine from Monday
Team Quarantine will remain in Chennai for two weeks
Before the Sri Lanka tour, the team will start the Quarantine from Monday, ie June 14. All players will be quarantined for 14 days in Chennai. After that on June 28, he will leave for Sri Lanka from Chennai itself. Players will have to stay in hard quarantine for the first 7 days. After this, the team will remain in soft quarantine for the next seven days. Team India will reach Sri Lanka and stay in Hard Quarantine for three days. After this, he will remain in soft quarantine till July 4. A three-match ODI series will be played on July 13, 16 and 18. After this, three T20 matches are to be played on 21, 23 and 25 July.