Hardik Pandya Progressing Well For The Afghanistan T20I Series And IPL. Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder for India and the newly appointed captain of Mumbai Indians, has successfully recuperated from his ankle injury. Sources suggest that he will lead India in the forthcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, beginning on January 11. Additionally, he is likely to participate in the next season of the IPL.
Sources close to the situation stated on Saturday that Hardik Pandya has fully recovered from his ankle injury and has been engaged in daily training sessions. Earlier in the day, reports were suggesting that Pandya might face an extended period on the sidelines due to the injury. Raising concerns about his participation in IPL-2024. The Mumbai Indians controversially named him captain after a Rs 15 crore trade from Gujarat Titans in the trading window and are closely monitoring the situation.
Hardik sustained an ankle injury in November during India’s 2023 ODI World Cup league match against Bangladesh in Pune. Leading to his exclusion from the remainder of the World Cup and the subsequent South Africa tour. However, sources reassure that Hardik Pandya will likely fit for the IPL and might participate in the Afghanistan T20Is. The speculations regarding him missing the IPL are dismissed as mere rumours, as he is reportedly fit and actively engaged in daily workouts.
Jay Shah On Hardik Pandya Injury Update
BCCI sources are optimistic, stating he should soon regain fitness and participate in the IPL. Jay Shah mentioned the possibility of Pandya returning to international cricket during the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan at home during discussions at the Women’s Premier League auction on December 9.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah updates on Pandya’s fitness, mentioning that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) monitors it daily. Pandya, undergoing rigorous training, may regain fitness before the Afghanistan series. With almost four months remaining for IPL 2024, any current discussions about Hardik Pandya’s participation are purely speculative. Pandya himself shared workout and family moments on Instagram, indicating his recovery.