Hardik Pandya odds
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the names that earned fame and recognition throughout Indian cricket.
Pandya has truly come a long way after coming from a humble background to playing games for money in local tournaments held in Gujarat. The road to stardom was certainly a tough one as Pandya had to face a lot of struggles before becoming a household name.
In 2015, he was spotted by then Mumbai Indians Head Coach John Wright, who immediately wanted to him to be a part of the franchise. Ricky Ponting was influential in his early days in the Indian Premier League as Pandya worked hard on his batting and specifically trained to deal with short-pitch stuff bowling. He earned a lot of praise and encouragement by ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar, who was surprised by his cricketing ability.
Pandya made an immediate impact in his Indian Premier League debut game against Royal Challengers Bangalore and scored quick-fire 16 runs with the bat. The turning point for his career came in an IPL match against Chennai Super Kings where he produced a match-defining innings with the bat, despite suffering from a stiff neck before the start of the game.
After breaking into India’s Test, ODI and T20 squads, the sky is the limit for this explosive all-rounder.
Latest match odds for Hardik Pandya
|England vs. India – Fourth Test – August 30, 2018|
|Man of the match||+1600|
|Top India bowler||+450|
|Top India batsman||+1200|
|To score 50||+280|
|To score 100||+1100|
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About Hardik Pandya
|Age||24 (DOB: 11 October 1993)|
|Born||Surat, Gujarat, India|
Hardik Pandya made his domestic debut for Baroda in 2013 and made a significant impact. His all-round ability with bat and ball help Baroda clinch the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the very same season.
His international T20 debut against Australia was nothing short of a disaster as he conceded 19 runs in his first over. He gained immense encouragement and support from MS Dhoni and became a much better bowler in the coming years. His defining moment came in his career when he was included in the India T20 squad for the 2016 T20 World Cup in India.
His heroics with the ball against Bangladesh in group stages of 2016 T20 World Cup helped India qualify for the semifinals of the competition. MS Dhoni took a big gamble and asked Hardik Pandya to bowl the final over of the innings with Bangladesh needing just 11 runs to win the game. Pandya conceded two boundaries in his first three bowls with Bangladesh just needing three runs to seal the game. He kept his nerves and bowled well under pressure against Bangladesh batsmen to secure the unlikely win.
Hardik Pandya career best stats and best figures
|Best bowling figures||2/27 vs. Sth Africa (2017)||3/31 vs. NZ (2016)||3/8 vs. Pakistan (2016)||3/7 vs. Gujurat (2014)|
|Highest score||108 vs. Sri Lanka (2017)||83 vs. Australia (2017)||31 vs. Bangladesh (2016)||61 vs. KKR (2016)|
Hardik Pandya teams and franchises
In 2015 Indian Premier League, he showed glimpses of promise by producing match-winning innings of 61 runs off just 31 balls. He help Mumbai Indians post a decent total on the board as Kolkata Knight Riders fell five runs short of victory. Hardik Pandya appeared in 9 games for Mumbai Indians in 2015 IPL and scored a total of 112 runs in the competition. His bowling efforts were not up to the mark as he picked only one wicket in nine matches at an economy rate of over 10 runs an over.
In 2017 Indian Premier League, Hardik Pandya numbers with the bat improve drastically with the all-rounder scoring 250 runs in 17 games with mind-boggling strike of 156.25. He also picked up six wickets from 17 games.
2017 turned out to be great year for Hardik Pandya as he was picked in India’s ODI and Test Squad. He has been a consistent performer for India and has cemented in his place in all three formats during this time. He will definitely is popular player in the Indian Premier League and will try to produce his best with bat and ball for Mumbai Indians in this year’s competition.