Hardik Pandya ruled out of World Cup

Team India has suffered a big setback in the 2023 World Cup. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury. Fast bowler Prasidh Krishna has been included in his place. Pandya was injured while bowling against Bangladesh on October 19. He was later transferred to NCA. BCCI had recently informed that his injury is improving. But now the news of his departure is coming. This is also a double blow for Team India, because after Pandya’s exit, the team is playing with only 5 bowlers. After Pandya’s exit, the second all-rounder Shardul Thakur also did not get a chance. Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami are the two frontline fast bowlers in the team. Team India has played 7 matches so far in the tournament and has won all of them.

Hardik Pandya was injured while bowling against Bangladesh in the World Cup. He had to leave the field immediately. Hardik Pandya played 4 matches in this World Cup. He took 5 wickets in this match. He scored only 11 runs in this match. India will face South Africa in their eighth match of the World Cup on Sunday. The team has already made it to the semi-finals by winning the first 7 matches.

Gavaskar said, big shock
Speaking to Star Sports, former India great Sunil Gavaskar admitted that Pandya’s ouster is a big blow to the team. Because he makes good contributions with both ball and bat at important times. The Indian team has to face Netherlands on November 12 in the final match of the round robin. Rohit Sharma will now be eyeing the number one spot in the table. In such a situation, they will have to face the number-4 team in the semi-finals.

Before India, many teams including Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia have been troubled by injuries. Due to this, many teams have demanded that more than 15 players be allowed to join the team during the tournament. According to ICC rules, a team can have a maximum of 15 players. Talking about Pandya’s ODI record, he has played 86 ODIs so far. He has scored 1769 runs at an average of 34. 11 half centuries. His highest score is 92 runs not out. The strike rate is 110. He has also taken 84 wickets. His best bowling is 4 wickets for 24 runs.

Talking about the ODI record of 27-year-old fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, he has played 17 ODI matches so far. He has taken 29 wickets at an average of 26. His best performance is 4 wickets for 12 runs. Economy is 5.60. He has also suffered injuries throughout his career. Krishna has taken 113 wickets in 67 List A matches.