Hardik Pandya “Suffered Bad Sprain”, Says Report. Likely To Be Out For 2-3 World Cup Matches | Cricket News

Hardik Pandya missed India’s match in opposition to New Zealand because of an ankle damage© AFP

India’s marquee all-rounder Hardik Pandya is liekly to remian on the sidelines for a couple of extra video games, having injured his ankle final week. Hardik, who has already missed the New Zealand conflict as a result of identical damage, is prone to sit out of India’s subsequent two World Cup matches as he’s but to get better, in line with a report. Pandya had slipped in his follow-through whereas enjoying in opposition to Bangladesh in Pune on October 19 and missed the conflict in opposition to New Zealand in Dharamsala on October 22. The Bardoa participant had reported to National Cricket Academy on Monday in Bengaluru for damage administration.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier urged that Hardik would journey to Lucknow for India’s subsequent match in opposition to England however that now not appears doable.

“Hardik is still under medication. While the swelling on his left ankle has subsided considerably, he will start bowling only towards the weekend. Right now, important is to give him time to recover,” an NCA supply informed PTI.

Since India are in a really sturdy place to make the semifinals, having gained all 5 matches to this point, Pandya may simply be rested for the subsequent two matches that can enable him full restoration earlier than the knock-outs.

“Pandya has suffered a bad sprain but fortunately not a fracture. The BCCI medical team wants to take maximum precaution. He is likely to miss next two to three matches. The team wants him fully fit for the knock-out stage,” added a BCCI supply.

India subsequent play in opposition to defending champions England on October 29 in Lucknow and tackle Sri Lanka in Mumbai on November 2. Pandya’s absence had created house for Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami within the enjoying XI in opposition to New Zealand. Against, England, Surya and Shami are prone to retain their locations within the crew.

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