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Asia XI vs World XI: 3 Indian players who have missed out from the Asian squad

Ashwan Rao
Modified 28 Feb 2020, 16:32 IST

#3 Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

A permanent fixture in the Indian limited-overs set-up, Pandya was last seen in action during September 2019 during the home T20I series against South Africa. The all-rounder who was ruled out for five months due to a lower back injury underwent surgery in October last year. His progress was constantly monitored not just by the team management but also by the fans given the kind of impact he can bring in for India. While he was expected to make his much-awaited comeback during 2020 IPL, the 26-year old has already returned to action in the ongoing 2020 DY Patil T20 tournament where he is currently plying his trade for Reliance.

A hard-hitting batsman and a valuable right-arm medium-fast bowler, the Mumbai Indians star is a valuable limited-overs commodity given his all-round credentials. Having proved his worth on several occasions for India as well as Mumbai Indians, Pandya would have been an exciting addition to the Asia XI squad and it is unfortunate to have left out a versatile player like him for the high-octane games between two quality sides comprising several match winners.

Also see | Asia XI vs World XI: Asia XI's predicted playing XI for the first T20I

Published 28 Feb 2020, 16:32 IST
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