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| On Aug 6, 2022 8:31 PM IST

IND vs WI: Why is Hardik Pandya Not Playing Today?

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Hardik Pandya IND vs WI: In a massive breaking news development, India’s premier all-rounder Hardik Pandya is not playing the  fourth T20I match against West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill. India went on to register a comprehensive 7-wicket victory against West Indies in the third T20I match. The visitors have now taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match T20I series.

IND vs WI: Why is Hardik Pandya Not Playing Today?

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Indian captain Rohit Sharma revealed that their star all-rounder Hardik Pandya misses out for this 4th T20I against West Indies. Rohit further hinted that there might be no injury worries for Pandya and thus, he has only been rested for this match. During the 3rd T20I game, Hardik bowled really well completing his quota of four overs picking up a wicket and gave away just 19 runs. The all-rounder has been in a top-notch form in the recent while both with the bat and ball.

“We were also looking to bowl, not sure how the pitch will play, we will now have to get the runs on the board. It’s important from the team’s perspective to find answers, we’ll try and put our best foot forward. I understand where we stand as a team and will be looking to give chances to some of the other guys. We need to make them feel confident, that means we’ll have to give them plenty of games. We are building towards the WC, the guys need to be tested in certain aspects of the game. Three changes for us – Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel and Sanju Samson are in. They replace Hardik Pandya, Ravi Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer,” said Indian captain Rohit Sharma at the toss.

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India vs West Indies: Confirmed India Playing 11

India have made as many as three changes to their playing XI from the last game. The trio of Sanju Samson, Ravi Bishnoi and Axar Patel have come in for Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya.

1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Suryakumar Yadav
3. Sanju Samson
4. Rishabh Pant (wk)
5. Deepak Hooda
6. Dinesh Karthik
7. Axar Patel
8. Ravi Bishnoi
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Avesh Khan
11. Arshdeep Singh

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West Indies vs India Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
22 July, 2022 1st ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 3 runs
24 July, 2022 2nd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 2 wickets
27 July, 2022 3rd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 119 runs
29 July, 2022 1st T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad India won by 68 runs
1 August, 2022 2nd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts West Indies won by 5 wickets
2 August, 2022 3rd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts India won by 7 wickets
6 August, 2022 4th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA
7 August, 2022 5th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA

 

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