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Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya’s Key Roles in India’s Asia Cup Squad

As anticipation builds for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023, the focus turns to Team India’s squad and the pivotal roles of two key players: Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. Their contributions are expected to play a crucial part in India’s quest for glory in the highly anticipated tournament.

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has expressed his optimism about Jasprit Bumrah’s return to One Day Internationals (ODIs) and the impact he could make in the Asia Cup. Ganguly noted that Bumrah’s swift bowling and impressive form during practice have been promising signs. “He’s been bowling quick and players in the nets have been telling that he’s hitting the bat hard,” Ganguly remarked, underlining Bumrah’s readiness for the tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah’s return to ODI cricket after an absence due to injury is eagerly anticipated by fans and pundits alike. After showcasing his fitness during the ongoing T20I series against Ireland, Bumrah’s inclusion adds depth to India’s pace attack, complementing the return of Mohammed Siraj to the squad.

Hardik Pandya’s versatile abilities as an all-rounder have drawn attention, with former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar emphasizing the significance of Pandya’s bowling in the upcoming ICC World Cup.

He highlighted the importance of a balanced all-rounder like Pandya, capable of contributing with both bat and ball. “Hardik Pandya’s bowling is very important,” Manjrekar stated, underlining the need for Pandya to deliver consistently with the ball.

In 11 ODI matches this year, Hardik Pandya has showcased his proficiency by taking 10 wickets and contributing crucial runs to the team. With a balanced skill set, Pandya’s contributions hold the potential to shape India’s campaign in the Asia Cup and set the stage for the subsequent 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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