Will Hardik Pandya play the World Cup match against England? injury update

Hardik Pandya’s injury update: Team India’s winning campaign continues in the ICC ODI World Cup-2023. The Rohit Sharma-led team is currently on top of the points table with wins in 5 matches. Now they will face defending champions England on Sunday, October 29. Meanwhile, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is out due to injury.

ankle injury

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya suffered a hamstring injury during the match against Bangladesh. While trying to stop the ball, he twisted his left ankle, due to which he immediately left the field. The incident raised concerns among fans about the severity of the injury. Pandya was scanned during the game and was later taken to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru under the care of a specialist doctor from London. He could not play the match against New Zealand due to injury.

no serious injuries

Despite fears of being away from the field for a long time, reports have now revealed that Hardik’s injury is actually ‘just a sprain’ and nothing serious. BCCI and the team management are closely monitoring Hardik’s progress and are optimistic about his speedy recovery. A senior BCCI official told PTI, “Hardik should be available for selection for the Lucknow match but nothing can be said at the moment.”

Will you play against England?

The BCCI official did not confirm whether Hardik will play against England or not, but it is believed that he will be rested as a precaution. Rohit Sharma is currently leading the team. Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj have performed really well. Apart from this, the Indian team management would not like to take any risk considering the situation of the ongoing tournament in England.

Team India on top

In the recent match against New Zealand, India managed to win despite the absence of Hardik. The team adopted a different strategy, in which Suryakumar Yadav was given a chance. Mohammed Shami took 5 wickets. Team India is on top of the points table with 5 consecutive wins in the tournament. Mohammed Shami was given a chance in the match against New Zealand, while Shardul Thakur was dropped and Suryakumar Yadav was included in the playing eleven. Talking about England, the defending champion team is in a bad position and has won only 1 out of 4 matches.