IPL 2022 – Hardik Pandya Fitness Test: According to a report by News Agency PTI, BCCI will not allow Hardik Pandya to play in IPL 2022 until or unless he clears his fitness test. The Gujarat Titans captain has already reported at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Hw will undergo fitness tests for the next couple of days before he gets an all-clear to lead team in the upcoming Indian Premier League. Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates with Insidesport.IN
“Hardik will be at the NCA for next two days and appear in the various fitness tests. He is a centrally contracted cricketer and has not played any cricket since T20 World Cup in UAE,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“He would need to pass the fitness test as it has been mandatory for some time now. Last year, even Shreyas Iyer appeared for a fitness test post shoulder surgery before playing IPL,” he added.
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Hardik Pandya Fitness Test – Hardik Pandya Reaches Bengaluru: The national team and the NCA medical staff always keeps a close tab on its centrally-contracted players.
The report by PTI claims that Hardik will have to undego these tests unders the watchful eyes of NCA & Team India’s Physios.
“He would need to pass the fitness test as it has been mandatory for some time now. Last year, even Shreyas Iyer appeared for a fitness test post shoulder surgery before playing IPL,” BCCI Source told PTI.
Gujarat Titans Camp – Hardik Pandya Bowled in Camp: Gujarat Titans had a 5 day training camp in Baroda. The report claims that during the Titans camp Hardik had bowled during a couple of sessions.
It is understood that when it comes to batting and fielding fitness, he is fully ready.
Playing purely as a batter currently is not at all a issue for the flamboyant Baroda all-rounder.
However, it is understood that he is only bowling at 75 percent of his full potential.
“If Gujarat is looking at a pure batter, a skipper and a finisher, Hardik, in all likelihood, is ready. It will be interesting to see what is NCA’s Sports Science and Medicine team’s take on his bowling. Is he ready to bowl at 135 clicks upwards?,” the source privy to developments said.
Meanwhile Hardik during Gujarat Titans’ jersey launch, kept cards close to his chest stating that his bowling would be a “surprise”.
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The most interesting aspect to watch during the tests would be whether the 28-year-old gets clearance to bowl full tilt in the cash-rich league.
His team Gujarat Titans is scheduled to start their campaign against Lucknow Super Giants on March 28.
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Recently during a media conference, chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma had said that his committee will monitor Hardik and he will be considered only when he is bowling regularly like old times.
If and when it happens is still not known but IPL 2022 might see evolution of Hardik Pandya, the pure batter.
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