Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to miss the remainder of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup due to an ankle injury. He suffered an ankle injury trying to stop the ball during the match in Pune between Bangladesh and India. Notably, he hasn’t played in any of the games since. Pacer Prasidh Krishna has been called up to the Indian squad to replace the all-rounder ahead of their match against South Africa.
It has come to light that a representative of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) spoke candidly about the all-rounder’s injury and the board’s decision to replace him. The official continued, saying that although the 30-year-old had only started training again, the swelling surrounding his injury prevented him from competing.
“As it has been said earlier, Pandya doesn’t have any fracture and only had a minor tear. He had resumed training but suddenly considerable amount of swelling developed in left ankle region and he wouldn’t have been fit to bowl. This is not some injury which could be managed with injections. Considerable swelling resurfaced on Thursday and unless it subsides, he can’t do skills training for some more time,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by HT.
On Sunday, November 5, the Men in Blue will take on the Proteas at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Team India will then face the Netherlands in Bengaluru in their last league-stage match on Sunday, November 12.