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.