Pandya had bowled nicely within the T20 collection, giving India an additional possibility. In ODIs, India have caught to the standard five-bowler technique.
The collection is at the moment tied 1-1 after England chased down 337 within the second ODI right here on Friday with Jonny Bairstow (124) and Ben Stokes (99) combining to decimate the house assault.
“We have to handle his (Hardik) physique. Want to know the place we’d like this talent set. (We) did utilise him within the T20Is however within the ODIs, it is about managing his workload,” Kohli stated within the post-match presentation.
“We have now Check cricket in England arising too. So it is essential for us to have him match,” added Kohli, hinting that Pandya might be within the scheme of issues for that high-profile collection in August.
The 27-year-old Pandya underwent a again surgical procedure in October 2019 and made a comeback with the IPL final yr however didn’t bowl.
He did bowl as soon as throughout the restricted overs collection in Australia however that was that.
He was a part of the Check squad for the house collection towards England and used the time on the sidelines to prepare for his full fledged bowling comeback with the T20s.
He final performed Check cricket for India again in 2018, by the way in England. His appearances within the longest format add as much as solely 11.