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'Pandya is the reason why our team is looking more balanced'

March 03, 2016 16:10 IST

India's Hardik Pandya during a practice session

IMAGE: India's Hardik Pandya during a practice session. Photograph: Solaris Images.

India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has yet again extolled in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

Dhoni, who had earlier termed Hardik Pandya as a 'Game Changer', said that his all-round presence has lend the side necessary balance going into World T20. 

"This format is especially better-suited to somebody (Hardik), who can bat and bowl. All-rounders have two departments to contribute and can make up for failure in one with performance in the other. Also performance in one department helps them carry the confidence into the other," Dhoni said.

"That's the reason why our team is looking more balanced. Looking at the conditions, you have three fast bowlers and two spinners.

"Then you include two part-timers (Raina, Yuvraj) if needed. So it looks very good bunch of players, ideally suited for the conditions," added the captain.

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