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Hardik Pandya to play in DY Patil T20 Tournament alongside Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Fit-again India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to play in the DY Patil T20 tournament, which began in Navi Mumbai on Monday.

Hardik Pandya to play in DY Patil T20 Tournament alongside Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Navi Mumbai: Fit-again India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to play in the DY Patil T20 tournament, which began in Navi Mumbai on Monday.

Hardik suffered a bad lower back injury five months ago and underwent a surgery in London.

Hardik Pandya was in scintillating form in IPL 2019. Sportzpics

File image of Hardik Pandya. Sportzpics

The 26-year-old all-rounder, who hasn't played international cricket since then, has been recovering at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

"The Reliance 1 (team) would be represented by players like Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan," said Dr Vijay Patil, President, DY Patil Sports Academy and also the President of Mumbai Cricket Association at a press briefing in Navi Mumbai.

Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar are also on their road to recovery after sustaining injuries.

Bhuvneshwar underwent a hernia operation, while Dhawan suffered a shoulder injury during the ODI series against Australia at home last month.

A total of 16 teams will vie for the trophy with the final set to be held on 6 March.

As per the organisers, the Reliance 1 team will also have Anmolpreet Singh.

India players Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson and domestic stalwarts like Surya Kumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi and Divyaansh Saxena, who represented U-19 India in the World Cup, are part of the BPCL team.

Dinesh Karthik, Mandeep Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Chakravarthy and young Maharashtra batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad will represent DY Patil A team.

Another youngster Kamlesh Nagarkoti, pacer Varun Aaron and Manan Vohra would turn up for DY Patil B team.

Other teams in fray are CAG, Income Tax, IOC, Bank of Baroda and RBI.

Updated Date: February 24, 2020 16:08:18 IST

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