As India ramps up its preparations for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup later this year, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has remarked about the amount of bowling workload he can sustain. Pandya believes his body can handle an increased bowling effort, but he will proceed cautiously in the World Cup lead-up.
Hardik Pandya gives an update on his bowling fitness
India is now tied 1-1 in a three-match One-Day International series against the West Indies, and Hardik has failed to bowl his quota of 10 overs in either of the two matches so far. Pandya bowled 9.4 overs in two games, three overs in the first and 6.4 overs in the second, where he led the side without Rohit Sharma. Dravid discusses why he decided to rest Rohit and Kohli for the West Indies series.
Despite bowling in a restricted capacity, Pandya has assured everyone that there is no need to be concerned about any minor ailments or his fitness. After easily winning the first ODI against the West Indies in Barbados, the Indian team was defeated in the second match at the same site as the hosts came back courageously.
“My body is fine. I must bowl more overs and get my workload up for the World Cup.
“I’m a turtle right now, not the rabbit and hoping everything goes right as the World Cup comes on, Hardik said.”