ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Hardik out of England match due to ligament injury

India’s all-rounder hardik pandya He will miss his second consecutive match at this World Cup – Sunday’s match against England – as he continues to recover from an ankle injury he sustained. bangladesh In Pune.

ESPNcricinfo has learned that Hardik has suffered minor damage to his ligament. The BCCI medical team will conduct a fitness test on Thursday before deciding the date of his return.

After the Bangladesh match, India captain Rohit Sharma had said that Hardik suffered “no major damage” and the all-rounder was sent to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for treatment. After this, Hardik could not play in the New Zealand match with BCCI. Hopefully he will join the team in Lucknow,

To compensate for Hardik’s all-round skills, India played Suryakumar Yadav against New Zealand and replaced Shardul Thakur with Mohammed Shami. Suryakumar was run out for 2 runs but Shami, playing his first match in this World Cup, took five wickets to help India restrict New Zealand to less than 300.

However, with the Lucknow pitch expected to help the spinners, India may consider replacing Shami with R Ashwin. This move will also provide support to the lower order batting.

India currently top the points table and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament with five wins from as many matches. After England, they have to play Sri Lanka on November 2 at Wankhede.

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