ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Hardik Pandya unlikely to return before match against Netherlands

India’s all-rounder hardik pandya He will miss two more matches in the World Cup against Sri Lanka and South Africa as he is recovering from an ankle injury. against bangladesh, Pandya has not played a match since October 19, and ESPNcricinfo understands that India are unlikely to recall him until at least the final game of the league stage against the Netherlands on November 12.
He was injured while bowling against Bangladesh in Pune, when he twisted his ankle while trying to stop a shot with his right foot during a follow through. He played no further role in that match and was taken for scans. Pandya was ruled out of the next match against India due to injury. new zealand in Dharamsala, and though the all-rounder was expected to join the team straight away in Lucknow for the October 29 game against England, for one reason he had to sit out that game as well. ligament injury,

Pandya has since been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and is expected to take a long time to recover. To compensate for his all-round skills, India played Suryakumar Yadav and replaced Shardul Thakur with Mohammed Shami against New Zealand. 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.

After this, India had little trouble overcoming England and eventually won by 100 runs. After the England match, India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey had said that the medical team was in constant touch with Pandya and the NCA, and they were expecting an update on his fitness in the “next few days”.

India currently top the points table and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament with six wins from as many matches. They have to play Sri Lanka in Mumbai on November 2 before going to Kolkata for the match against South Africa. After this, India will conclude the league stage by taking on Netherlands in Bengaluru.

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