The Test series between India and West Indies will begin on July 12. Hardik Pandya is yet to leave for the West Indies as he is not part of the Test squad. However, in the T20I series against the West Indies, he is playing the role of captain. Earlier, Hardik was present at the ground for the second semi-final match of Duleep Trophy 2023. Along with him, India’s wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was also seen enjoying the match.
This second semi-final match of Duleep Trophy 2023 was played between North Zone and South Zone. South Zone won the match by 2 wickets and booked their place in the final. Now the final match of this match will be played between South Zone and West Zone on Wednesday (July 12). As Hardik Pandya was present to watch the second semi-final match played in Bangalore, fans were shocked to see Rishabh Pant with him.
In the last week of December 2022, Rishabh Pant had a terrible car accident. Pant’s car got burnt in the accident. But luckily the Indian wicket-keeper batsman was already out of the car. In the accident, Panda was severely injured and fractured in several places. Pant is currently rehabbing at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Meanwhile, he appears to have appeared with Hardik Pandya for the semi-final match of the Duleep Trophy being played in Bangalore. The photos of both are going viral on social media. Different reactions of fans are seen on this.
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Meanwhile, the T20 series between India and West Indies will start on August 3. A total of 5 matches will be played in the series and the last match will be played on 13th August. Before that, both the teams will play a 2-match Test and a three-match ODI series. Rahot Sharma was seen leading the team in the Test and ODI series. (Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant entered the field for Duleep Trophy semi-final)
India’s T20 squad for series against West Indies: Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Surya Kumar Yadav (vice-captain), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (captain), Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.
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