The Indian team will play the first match of the Test series against England at the Chepak Stadium in Chennai from Friday. After a long time, India is playing international cricket at their ground, then the players are excited. This will be the first time in a year that Kohli and Rohit Sharma will play together. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya has also returned to Team India.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya shared the practice photos on Twitter and wrote- Return to Team India. Return to home ground and return to red ball cricket. Hardik was not part of the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. Now he will play Test match after a long time.
He played in the Rose Bowl against England in 2018, more than two years ago. Talking about Hardik Pandya’s cricketing career, he has scored 532 runs in 11 Tests, including a century and 4 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has also taken 17 wickets.
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Pandya played ODI matches as a batsman in Australia, but could not bowl. Kohli had earlier said that Pandya could make a place in the Test team as an all-rounder. Let us know that hosts India need to win at least two Test matches in this series with England qualifying for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand in June.
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