Hardik Pandya Retirement World Cup: West Indies faced India in the first ODI on Friday 22 July. In addition, the game was being played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
West Indies were entering this series recently after losing against Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series. West Indies were not up to the mark of the hosts in the entire Bangladesh tour of 2022.
Hardik Pandya Retirement World Cup
They lost the first ODI by six wickets after Bangladesh’s chase of 149 runs. West Indies lost the second match by nine wickets as Bangladesh chased down a swift 109. Chasing 179 runs, Bangladesh lost the third match by four wickets.
India are coming into this fixture after a win against England in the three-match ODI series. The men in blue put up a strong showing against England for a crucial ODI series win.
Nicholas Pooran batted well against Bangladesh in the third match. He scored 73 runs in 109 balls at a strike rate of 66.97.
Yuzvendra Chahal is entering this series after a strong performance against England. He took four wickets in the second match and three in the third match.
Ravi Shastri feels Hardik Pandya may retire from ODI after 2023 World Cup
Ravi Shastri feels that Hardik Pandya can retire from ODI cricket. The former Indian cricketer hinted that Hardik Pandya may do so after the 2023 World Cup.
“The 50-over format can be pushed back but it can still survive if you just focus on the World Cup. From the ICC point of view, the World Cup should be given paramount importance, be it the T20 World Cup or the 50-over World Cup, Rs. Test cricket will always be there because it gives importance to the game.”
However, with the T20 World Cup and 50-over World Cup in India, former India coach Ravi Shastri believes the 28-year-old can hang up his shoes in ODI cricket.
Stokes’ retirement has fueled debate over the packed schedule and relevance of ODI cricket, especially with the Super League being scrapped by the ICC.
While Shastri believes that the format will still survive with the World Cup of paramount importance, players like Hardik Pandya will start picking and choosing the format. Hardik Pandya Retirement World Cup