Hardik Pandya Injury : Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of India’s upcoming match against New Zealand in Dharamsala on Sunday after injuring his left ankle against Bangladesh in Pune. Read the report given below to know about hardik pandya injury.
“He will not fly with the team to Dharamsala on October 20 and will now join the team directly in Lucknow where India will play England,” the BCCI said. “He is advised to rest and is under constant observation by the BCCI medical team.” India will face England on October 29, seven days after the New Zealand match.
Pandya injured himself in the first over – Bangladesh’s ninth innings – when he appeared to twist his ankle trying to stop a leg kick during a chase. He was taken for tests and was ruled out of the match and will go to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for treatment. “He pulled out a bit painfully,” said Rohit Sharma after the match against Bangladesh. “It’s not a big deal. It’s good for us. But honestly, with an injury like that, you have to evaluate every day. So we just hope he pulls well tomorrow morning. And then we assess what we have to do as a team, we do it.”
Along with Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, Pandya is probably the most indispensable player in the Indian team due to his versatile role. He is good enough to play as a specialist but his bowling gives India the sixth bowler they badly need. Pandya took 16 wickets in India’s first three World Cup matches, taking five wickets.
Since there isn’t a suitable substitute, India will have to alter their lineup to take on New Zealand. Introducing Mohammed Shami for Shardul Thakur and Suryakumar Yadav for Pandya is one possibility. However, that leaves Rohit with only five professional bowlers.
India have won all four matches played so far in the World Cup and are second in the points table behind leaders New Zealand.