No surprises in India’s T20I squad for NZ tour

Hardik Pandya has been out of action since September 2019

Surya and Sanju Samson are both in Team A.

The 38-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has not featured for India since their semi-final loss to New Zealand at last year's World Cup and he is now on a break from the game.

These were the details of the news Hardik Pandya may stage a comeback in New Zealand for this day. That was the plan that I play some worldwide games, the IPL and then the World T20. The Indian team's experienced wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was run out in the semi-final of the World Cup 2019 while playing against New Zealand. "He is very integral to India's World T20 plans", a senior BCCI official said on the condition of anonymity.

The selection committee kept the ODI and Test squads on hold for the time being. 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.

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had to be removed from the India 'A team that is headed to New Zealand after he failed the fitness test in Mumbai on Saturday. "No point in the team dispersing after the Australia game and then regrouping again and heading to New Zealand", the source said. The only change in which all-rounder Hardik Pandya could be included, but he has failed the mandatory fitness test.

Pandya was scheduled to join the Indian team after being out of action for four months due to a back injury, but the versatile was unable to pass the compulsory aptitude test, indicating that he will need it more to recover from the surgery he recently had.

Hardik had undergone a back surgery in London and since that has been undergoing rehabilitation under the watchful eyes of his trainer Rajnikanth in Mumbai. "I think the BCCI will instruct Hardik to first play Ranji Trophy for Baroda and prove his fitness", PTI quoted a senior BCCI source.



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