I am fire… Pandya's explosive comeback, made place in Irfan's club

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets giving 27 runs in 4 overs Pandya equaled Irfan Pathan's record during this period

New Delhi. Indian cricket team vice-captain Hardik Pandya's return to international cricket was a blast. Pandya played an international match against Ireland for the first time after the ODI World Cup 2023. Hardik bowled brilliantly against Ireland in the T20 World Cup match. He bowled a full 4 overs, in which he took 3 wickets. Pandya did wonders in bowling in the seaming conditions of Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Even after the powerplay was over, Hardik troubled the Irish batsmen a lot with his dangerous bouncers. With this, he has become the joint third Indian bowler to take the most wickets in T20 World Cup history.

India's fast bowlers, including Hardik Pandya, bowled brilliantly against Ireland (IND vs IRE) in New York. The quartet of Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Pandya bundled out Ireland for 96 runs. Thanks to Hardik's 3 wickets, India bowled out Ireland in just 16 overs at the Nassau County Stadium. Hardik Pandya's first wicket came in the seventh over of the match, just after the powerplay. Pandya bowled a brilliant inswinger to Lorcan Tucker which pierced the batsman's defense and hit his stumps.

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The Irish bowlers had no answer to Pandya's fiery balls
The Indian vice-captain took his second wicket in the form of Curtis Campher in the 9th over. Pandya bowled an outswinger that went outside the off stump and hit the outside edge of the bat and went into the hands of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Pandya's last wicket was of Mark Adair in the 11th over, where the lower-order batsman ran a short ball from the outfield towards point and was caught by Shivam Dubey. Earlier, Hardik Pandya's performance in IPL 2024 was not good. He was a flop in bowling and batting, but the way Pandya has started in the World Cup, it can be said that he has come to make some bang in this World Cup.

Hardik Pandya has taken 16 wickets in 17 matches
In the 17th season of IPL, the captain of Mumbai Indians was hooted everywhere. People started trolling him even on the ground where he used to play matches. Pandya has taken 16 wickets in 17 matches of T20 World Cup. Former Team India fast bowler Irfan Pathan has taken 16 wickets in 15 matches. Among Indians, R Ashwin has the highest wicket taker, who has taken 32 wickets in 24 matches, while Ravindra Jadeja is at second place with 21 wickets in 23 matches.

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