Pandya Fails Fitness Tests, Vijay Shankar Replaces Him in India A Squad

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2020

The team also includes KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd.

Pandya was pulled out of the India A squad touring New Zealand at the last minute as he is yet recover fully from back surgery.

All-rounder Vijay Shankar has been picked as replacement and is headed to New Zealand where the team will play two 50-over warm-up games, three List A games and two four-day unofficial Tests.

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Recently Hardik Pandya talked about his career early days, especially the inputs he got from former Indian captain MS Dhoni. The selectors will primarily focus on zeroing in on the core for white ball cricket considering that this is a T20 World Cup year.

In New Zealand, Jadhav's technical frailties could be exposed and his lack of overs in recent times makes him a case for exclusion. There were no major surprises with most of the players picking themselves. "All the other players picked themselves", a senior BCCI official privy to selection matters told PTI on the condition of anonymity. At the same time frame, the warmth for the ODI show will begin from 5 February as well as the Test show will begin from 21 February. Just when it looked like Team India would register a famous win and reach their fourth World Cup final, Jadeja was dismissed by Trent Boult in the quest of going for big shots to match up with the asking rate.

"Hardik Pandya was boarding the flight to New Zealand for A team without playing a Ranji match". The only change in which all-rounder Hardik Pandya could be included, but he has failed the mandatory fitness test. The 26-year-old 's fitness levels were far below the permissible limit for worldwide cricket which led to him getting dropped from the Shubman Gill-led India A squad. He shed light on an instance which took place when Dravid was the head coach of the India A team and Pandya was a part of the squad. "That is when I made a decision to go for the surgery", he had explained. That itself implies that he is not fit.

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