Hardik Pandya suffers damage scare towards Bangladesh

India had a big damage scare when Hardik Pandya limped off the sector with an injured left ankle throughout their fourth league match of the World Cup towards Bangladesh in Pune. Bowling his first over – the ninth of the innings – Pandya appeared to twist his ankle in his follow-through, and it was introduced afterward the published that he wouldn’t return to the sector for the rest of the innings.

The physio ran out instantly to take care of Pandya and labored on his ankle for a number of minutes. He then tried to proceed his over however was in an excessive amount of ache to take action. At 2.59pm, an hour into the sport, Pandya walked off to get additional remedy and Virat Kohli bowled the three remaining deliveries within the over. The BCCI later stated that Pandya could be taken for scans.

Apart from Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, Pandya is arguably essentially the most irreplaceable participant within the India squad due to the all-round function he performs. He is sweet sufficient to play as a specialist batter however his bowling supplies India the sixth bowler they badly want. Pandya had bowled 16 overs in India’s first three World Cup matches and brought 5 wickets.

Shardul Thakur, extra of a specialist quick bowler who can bat, has bowled solely eight overs in two matches, and Rohit Sharma has most well-liked to go to Pandya earlier than Thakur on this World Cup to date.

India have been cautious with how a lot they bowl Pandya main into the World Cup exactly due to the steadiness he brings to the crew. If he had been to overlook a match, India wouldn’t have a like-for-like alternative. Either Shardul Thakur bats at No. 7 they usually exchange Pandya’s bowling or they bring about in an additional batter and depend on 5 bowlers to bowl 10 overs every.

With three wins in three video games, India are certainly one of two groups nonetheless unbeaten on this World Cup. After Bangladesh, their subsequent fixture is in Dharamsala on Sunday towards New Zealand, who’re the one different unbeaten crew within the event with 4 wins in 4 video games.

Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com

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