high tension over hardik pandya’s injury

Indian fast bowling all rounder hardik pandya has been ruled out of icc men’s 2023 ODI world cup till india’s next game against england which is going to be held in lucknow on 29 october due to his injury in match against bangladesh which was on 19th october.

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Many people are worried that Hardik Pandya might be out of the Indian cricket team for longer than expected. He didn’t take part in the team’s practice on Thursday, which suggests he won’t be playing in the upcoming match against England on Sunday. Now, there’s talk that it might take even more time for him to recover.

Reports say that he’s currently getting treatment at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, but it’s not clear when he’ll be back. People are speculating whether he’ll be fit for the match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on November 2 or the game against South Africa in Kolkata on November 5. What we do know is that he won’t be able to play in the Lucknow game.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) initially hoped that Pandya, who hurt his ankle in Pune during a match against Bangladesh on October 19, would be ready in time for the Lucknow game. The BCCI stated in a release, “Team India vice-captain Hardik Pandya sustained an injury to his left ankle while fielding on his own bowling during India’s match against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.”

The all-rounder underwent scans and was advised to rest. The BCCI Medical Team will keep a close eye on his recovery. He won’t be traveling with the team to Dharamsala on the 20th of October but will join them directly in Lucknow for the match against England. Sources in the know continue to emphasize that it’s a minor injury.

Meanwhile, the decision on whether to include a third spinner, like R Ashwin, or stick with three pacers, as seen in Dharamsala, is still up in the air. The pitch in Lucknow isn’t excessively dry, which usually benefits spinners more than pacers, but the final call will be made closer to the match. The Indian team is set to have another optional practice session on Friday afternoon, according to a team spokesperson.

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