The Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya joined the Indian camp that is being held in Bangalore. The camp is taking place under the National Cricket Academy. Hardik Pandya who was out of action since the T20 World Cup last October-November will be at the Bangalore academy for a few days ahead of IPL.
The camp is the idea of the head coach Rahul Dravid. He has assembled all the white-ball players of the Indian team with an eye on this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The whole notion behind the camp is to take stock of the fitness of players and advise them accordingly before the highly dwelling two months of the IPL.
Hardik Pandya is in the scheme of things for Rahul Dravid, who started planning for the October tournament.
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A statement on Hardik Pandya joining the camp
A statement from a source in the Gujarat Titans said confirmed that Hardik Pandya had gone to Bangalore. He will be at the NCA for a few days before returning to Ahmedabad and Quarantine. Gujarat Titans are currently under quarantine and will start practicing at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera from Thursday.
Meanwhile, it is understood that the 10-day camp is winding up on Tuesday. Most players will be allowed to go back to their respective IPL teams. Hardik Pandya, however, will train alongside Surya Kumar Yadav and a few other players that are in the BCCI rehab, Bangalore.
Kasi Viswanathan on Deepak Chahar
Chennai Super Kings have said that they still have no confirmation on the exact availability period of all-rounder Deepak Chahar. Meanwhile, Chahar, who is bought for Rs 14 crores, is suffering from a hamstring injury. The franchise owner Kasi Viswanathan said CSK will take a call on him or a potential replacement only after a full report from NCA has arrived. He said that they are not thinking about a replacement yet.