Injured Hardik Pandya To Miss India's Cricket World Cup 2023 Match Against New Zealand
The match is scheduled to take place in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22. During India's match against Bangladesh, Hardik limped off the pitch after twisting his ankle.
In the 9th over of the Bangladesh innings, Pandya attempted to block a shot from Litton Das using his right leg but unfortunately slipped in the process.
Pandya appeared to be in pain after an awkward landing on his left leg, prompting the physio to quickly rush to the pitch.
The BCCI had previously announced that Hardik was taken for scans and is currently under the observation of the medical team.
However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially confirmed that Hardik will be unable to participate in Sunday's game against New Zealand in Dharamsala. It is likely that he will join the team in Lucknow before India's match against England on Sunday, October 29th.
During India's match against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Team India's vice-captain, Hardik Pandya, unfortunately injured his left ankle while fielding on his own bowling.
The all-rounder underwent scans and has been advised to rest. He will be closely monitored by the BCCI Medical Team at all times.
According to a statement from the BCCI, he will not be boarding the flight to Dharamsala with the team on October 20th. Instead, he will be joining the team directly in Lucknow, where India will be playing against England.
India emerged victorious over Bangladesh on Thursday, securing a seven-wicket win in Pune.
India has achieved an impressive record of winning all four of their matches, placing them in second position on the points table with a total of eight points. New Zealand is currently leading with a superior net run rate.