Hardik Pandya is one player who has always been in the chatter since his debut in 2015. Pandya first announced his arrival in style with a quickfire 61 in a game against Chennai Super Kings in 2015. Pandya was always made for the big stage. He played for the Indian Cricket Team within the next 6 months of his IPL debut. Hardik Pandya has however not been in the best of touch in recent times. The injuries have made more obstacles in his career path. However, Hardik Pandya is a fighter. Here is a look at 3 teams who will want Hardik Pandya in IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Mumbai Indians will want Hardik Pandya:
Hardik Pandya was bought to the biggest cricket tournament in the world by the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians have always loved to have players like Pandya. They had Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, James Franklin, and Kieron Pollard previously and this just shows their love for pace bowling all-rounders. Pandya on the other hand has gone on record to say that he loves playing for Nita Ambani and her team. So, it is more than possible that the Mumbai Indians will try to pick their top performer of the past few seasons back in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
If there is one pitch in India that has help for seamers, it is Mohali or Dharmshala. Both of these stadiums are home grounds for the Punjab Kings. Preity Zinta also has shown interest in picking Hardik previously. Punjab Kings also happen to have a lot of money remaining in their purse for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. If a team picks Hardik and wants to play him as the third seamer, it has to be done on wickets like Mohali and Dharmshala. Hardik will also be the other Indian senior player alongside Mayank Agarwal. He can also take up captaincy duties.
Ahmedabad IPL Franchise will Want Hardik Pandya:
Ahmedabad IPL Franchise will also want local boy Hardik Pandya in their team. In the first season of the IPL, marquee players were decided based on their hometowns. Similarly, having a local boy brings in a lot more support from the home crowd. Pandya will be earning a lot of money in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Pandya plays for the Gujarat Team in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 as well and knows the Ahmedabad wicket well. This wicket will also have the pace and bounce on offer for a pace-bowling all-rounder.