IND vs NZ: Who Will Replace Hardik Pandya?


By The Anand Market  

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No Hardik Pandya for India 

Hardik Pandya, the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, will be conspicuous by his absence in the upcoming match against New Zealand.

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Who Will Replace Pandya? 

With Hardik Pandya unavailable, the Indian team management faces the challenging task of finding a suitable replacement to maintain the balance in the playing XI.

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Mohammed Shami 

One of India's senior pacers, Mohammed Shami, is a prime candidate to step into Pandya's shoes.

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Suryakumar Yadav 

Hardik Pandya's absence also poses a challenge to India's batting firepower. Suryakumar Yadav could be the solution, potentially filling the number six spot with his aggressive and dynamic style of play.

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Ishan Kishan 

Ishan Kishan, who featured as an opener in the first two games, brings a left-handed batting style to the table. His versatility and adaptability can be utilized lower down the order to provide variety.

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Ravichandran Ashwin 

Ravichandran Ashwin, known for his all-round abilities, could be an ideal choice to maintain the balance of the side. However, the pitch conditions at Dharamsala might not offer substantial assistance for spin.

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Shardul Thakur 

Another potential replacement is the bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who can contribute with the bat as well.

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Ideal Playing XI 

The absence of Hardik Pandya means that India will likely have to make two changes to their playing XI. It's a challenging situation for the team, which has thrived on the balance provided by six bowling options.

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