Star India all-rounder Hardik Pandya joined Team India in New York ahead of their ICC T20 World Cup opening clash against Ireland that will take place on June 5.

The ICC T20 World Cup will be played in the West Indies and the USA from June 1 to 29. The Men in Blue will also play Bangladesh in their only warm-up game on June 1 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Pandya announced that he is “on national duty” and has joined the Men in Blue ahead of the tournament, training hard in their quest to end the team’s decade-long trophy drought despite consistently great performances in ICC tournaments.