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The body had left, lost confidence in IPL, Hardik Pandya returned to Team India after 7 months


New Delhi: Some of the new and old players who have performed well in the IPL have got the fruits of their hard work. Jammu and Kashmir’s pacer Umran Malik, Punjab Kings’ Arshdeep Singh, Lucknow Supergiants’ Deepak Hooda have been selected in the Indian team. The five-match T20 series is going to start from June 9. There has also been a return of experienced all-rounders like Hardik Pandya, whose fitness was a question mark.

Hardik returns after World T20
All-rounder Hardik Pandya has returned to international cricket after seven months. He has not played any international match since last year’s T20 World Cup. He successfully led the new IPL franchise Gujarat Titans to the playoffs. Apart from bowling a few overs at a fast pace, he continued to perform for the team with the bat as well. Hardik has scored 413 runs in 13 matches of the season at an average of 41.30 and strike rate of 131.52. He has also taken four wickets as well.

india t20 team
Lokesh Rahul (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice captain, wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi , Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.

many stars rest
Regular skipper Rohit Sharma, star batsman Virat Kohli, pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the white-ball series, with Rishabh Pant as the vice-captain. Rohit, Kohli and Bumrah will fly to England on 15 June for the one-off Test against England to be held at Edgbaston from July 1-5.

Indian Test Team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lokesh Rahul (Vice Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav and the famous Krishna.

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