Future of Hardik Pandya as a Captain of the Indian Cricket Team

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has been giving a promising performance since the beginning of the year. Whether it was the IPL 2023, or the recent ODI series victory against West Indies, Pandya certainly proved himself worthy of this designation. He was able to perform well as a captain in the ODI series, and even in the T20I against West Indies under his team was able to make a comeback. It is just that they were not able to win the final T20I. But the performance of Hardik Pandya as a captain has been certainly recognized. 

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Reasons for Hardik Pandya to be the captain in the future 

There are several reasons for Hardik Pandya to stay the captain of the team. Some of them are given below. 

Captain’s knock 

In the 3rd ODI against West Indies, he played a quick-fire knock. That was 70 runs on only 52 balls. This knock helped the team to reach a total of 351 runs, and India was able to win the match by a big total. 

Comeback ability 

India has lost the 5 matches T20I series, however, there are still a lot of positives to be taken. One of the positives is that even after losing the first 2 matches, India was able to make a comeback by winning two matches consecutively. This was certainly a brilliant way to show their class. Even though India lost the final match, still Indian players showed their class. 

Lessons to be taken from India vs West Indies T20 series 

There are several lessons to be taken from India vs West Indies T20 series. In the T20I series, India’s bowling was certainly not at its best. Even in the final match, the Indian team was not able to restrict the batters of the West Indies team from chasing the target. 

There are strong and weak points in the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, and with time there is no doubt that he will improve.