Hardik Pandya has great chance to do well in World Cup, says Yuvraj Singh

Hardik Pandya has great chance to do well in World Cup, says Yuvraj Singh

He said, Hardik’s batting form at the moment is phenomenal and hoped that he carried the same into the World Cup.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo: IANS)

The ICC World Cup is not too far away now and the pundits are busy burning the midnight oil to analyse who is ahead of whom – team-wise as well as player-wise. In India, too, there is no exception. The debate over the choice of the final 15 for the mega event is settled and now the focus is on the players who can prove to be the Men in Blue’s trump cards. According to Yuvraj Singh, who finished as the player of the series of the 2011 edition, one of them is Hardik Pandya.

Yuvraj has been spending the summer with Hardik since both are members of the Mumbai Indians (MI) playing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Hardik, who has had some ups and downs in his career of late because of injury and off-field controversy, is in a terrific nick in the IPL and Yuvraj agrees to the opinion that he has a “great chance” of doing well in the mega event in England.

“I was actually having this conversation with him yesterday, where I told him that ‘you have a great chance of performing really well with the ball and bat’, the kind of form he is in at the moment,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying on the sidelines of an event organised by MoneyGram.

Hardik has excelled both with the bat and ball

Hardik has been particularly ruthless with the bat lower down the order and recently, he slammed a 32-ball 91 against the Kolkata Knight Riders to undertake an improbable chase. He could not win it for his side but the knock bolstered his fans’ hope ahead of the World Cup. Hardik has scored 380 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of almost 200 besides taking 12 wickets at an average of around 30.

Yuvraj, who has played only four matches in this IPL and the last of which came a month back, said Hardik’s batting form at the moment is phenomenal and hoped that he carried the same into the World Cup.

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