Hardik Pandya’s Captaincy: The Indian team is currently on a tour of New Zealand. Here Team India will play a series of three T20 and three ODIs. While Hardik Pandya will lead the T20 team, the ODI team will be captained by Shikhar Dhawan. With this, VVS Laxman is in the role of coach of the Indian team here. A day before the first T20 match between India and New Zealand, he has listed many qualities of the captaincy of T20 team captain Hardik Pandya.
VVS Laxman has said, ‘He (Hardik Pandya) is a brilliant captain. We have seen what he has done in IPL with Gujarat Titans. I have spent a lot of time with him in the Ireland series. He is very good in making strategy, along with this he also remains very calm on the field. It becomes very important when you are playing at the international level. Because such situations also come here when there is a lot of pressure. So as a leader you have to remain calm.
Laxman says, ‘His presence in the dressing room and passion for the game is exemplary. The way he leads the team in the field is amazing. He is the captain of the players. He is friendly. Fellow players trust him. And these are the things because of which I like him as a captain.
The first match will be held in Wellington
The first match of the three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand will be held in Wellington. Both the teams will be face to face on November 18 at 12 noon. After this, back to back two T20s and then a three match ODI series will be played. Altogether there will be 6 matches in the next 13 days.