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#2 Hardik Pandya will be missed says Ravi Shastri
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has stated that team India will miss the services of allrounder Hardik Pandya in the upcoming tour of Australia. Hardik Pandya had sustained a hamstring injury during the Asia Cup.
“One player we’ll really miss is Hardik Pandya, who’s had an injury because he gives that balance to the side as a bowler and a batsman which allows you to play that extra bowler. Now we’ve got to think twice, but hopefully our fast bowlers do well and we don’t miss him that much,” Shastri said during India’s practice session at the Gabba.
Indian team has already lost two important test series against South Africa and England this year and the Virat Kohli led side is under pressure to prove their mettle against a weakened Australian side that is yet to recover from the ouster of David Warner and Steve Smith from the team.
Shastri also stated that India needs to grab the key moments to record their maiden Test series win on Australian soil.
“It’s about seizing the big moments. The scoreline really doesn’t tell you the real story. There were some very tight Test matches and we lost some big moments badly which cost us the series. It could have been just an over in a session over four days which made all the difference, whether it was South Africa or England. So you’ve got to learn from that and see what happens after that.”