The Indian all-rounder cricketer Hardik Pandya rested from the upcoming Sri Lankan test series. He is out of the squad for the first two test match of the series. The first test match is going to start from the 16th November in the Eden Garden, Kolkata.
Hardik Pandya is with the Indian Team since Australian series. So now the skipper Virat Kohli opted to give him some rested for the Sri Lankan series. Hardik Pandya debut in the test matches against the Sri Lanka in the first test.
The BCCI said,”The All-India Senior Selection Committee in consultation with the Indian team management has decided to rest all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the upcoming Paytm Test series against Sri Lanka. Mr Pandya was named in the squad for the first two Tests.”
“Considering Mr Pandya’s heavy recent workload, the decision was made to negate any possibility of a major injury concern. Mr Pandya will undergo a period of strength and conditioning at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru,” BCCI added.
The Indian team will play three test matches, three One Day Internationals and three Twenty-20 Internationals. The tour will end on the 24th December after the third Twenty-20 Internationals.
India Test squad for the first two Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.