Full Name

Hardik Himanshu Pandya

Born

October 11, 1993, Choryasi, Gujarat

Age

30y 190d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Allrounder

RELATIONS

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Hardik Pandya IPL factfile

- Hardik Pandya is part of a rare species in Indian cricket - a genuine seam-bowling allrounder - and he was unearthed by Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2015.

- Hardik spent his first seven IPL seasons at Mumbai, developing into one of the world's best allrounders, and was part of their title wins in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. After injuries began to hinder his ability to bowl, Hardik was released by Mumbai after the 2021 season.

- Ahead of IPL 2022, Hardik was signed by new franchise Gujarat Titans (GT) and was appointed their captain even though he had never led any team previously. In his first season as captain, Hardik led Titans to the IPL title and then captained them to the final once again in IPL 2023.

- After two successful years at Titans, Hardik was traded back to Mumbai ahead of IPL 2024, and he was appointed MI captain, replacing long-time leader Rohit Sharma.

- Hardik's best season as an allrounder was in IPL 2019, when he scored 402 runs at a strike rate of 191.41 and took 14 wickets in Mumbai's title-winning campaign. In 2022, he was the highest run-scorer (487) for Titans as they won their maiden IPL title.

Hardik Pandya player profile

Allrounder Hardik Pandya's calling cards brisk seam bowling and powerful ball-striking marked by the ability to hit sixes from the first ball.

Hardik, who plays his domestic cricket for Baroda, first caught the eye with an unbeaten 31-ball 61 for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2015 IPL. That began a long association with Mumbai, where he won four trophies and gained acclaim as a formidable finisher. By the end of the 2022 T20 World Cup, he had come to be seen as a future India captain, thanks to the leadership skills he showed that year in turning an unfancied Gujarat Titans line-up into IPL champions in their first year of existence.

Hardik began his India career in 2016 when he was called up for a limited-overs tour to Australia, before impressing with the ball on seamer-friendly pitches in Bangladesh at the Asia Cup. He appeared to be the answer to India's search for a seam-bowling allrounder, and with his sprightly fielding added to the mix, he sealed his spot in India's squad for that year's T20 World Cup.

While Hardik batted only twice in the tournament, he bowled the last over against Bangladesh, defending two runs off three balls to help India to a one-run win. A little more than a week after that, Pandya endured the disappointment of bowling a no-ball to reprieve Lendl Simmons, whose unbeaten innings helped eventual champions West Indies clinch the semi-final.

Since then, it has not been all smooth sailing. The impact of a serious back injury in 2018 continues to follow Hardik, sometimes limiting him from being able to bowl. And early in 2019, he was embroiled in controversy when he made misogynistic and racist remarks on a talk show, for which he was pulled up by the Indian board.

In the 2020s, Hardik grew into his role as a senior player and won praise for his faith in players as a captain and for being a free-thinker. In 2022, after India beat Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, he said he wouldn't have minded losing because the match was so much fun - sentiments he echoed after the 2023 IPL final, where he was all praise for rival captain MS Dhoni, whose Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans for the title. That year, like in the one before, Hardik turned in an impressive all-round and captaincy performance, making 346 runs and taking nine wickets in Gujarat Titans' run to their second final in a row.

Hardik Pandya Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1118153210831.2972073.8814681270
ODIs86619176992*34.011603110.3501113267320
T20Is927118134871*25.43964139.83039669450
FC29461135110830.02238256.7111016724140
List A1077914210392*32.351995105.4101315276410
T20s2502186345569129.393273139.190173322351240

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1119937528175/286/5031.053.3855.1010
ODIs868031992960844/244/2435.235.5538.0100
T20Is928114331950734/164/1626.718.1619.6300
FC293926941486485/288/9130.953.3056.1030
List A10794394935631004/244/2435.635.4139.4100
T20s250194324144411554/164/1628.658.2220.9300
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Recent Matches of Hardik Pandya

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
MI vs CSK22/4314-Apr-2024WankhedeT20
MI vs RCB21*0/1311-Apr-2024WankhedeT20
MI vs DC39--07-Apr-2024WankhedeT20
MI vs RR34--01-Apr-2024WankhedeT20
MI vs SRH241/4627-Mar-2024HyderabadT20

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Hardik Pandya trains in Mullanpur
Hardik Pandya and the Mumbai Indians take the field
Hardik Pandya and Ruturaj Gaikwad at the toss
The victor and the vanquished - Hardik Pandya won it on the day against Faf du Plessis
Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya greet each other after the game
Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya seem to like what they see