An ankle injury will keep India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya out of the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
It was confirmed on Saturday by the International Cricket Council that India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya will miss the current Cricket World Cup 2023 because of an ankle ailment. When India played Bangladesh on October 19 at the MCA Stadium in Pune, Hardik twisted his ankle. In the matches that India played against Sri Lanka, England, and New Zealand, he did not participate.
“India’s unbeaten start to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has received a massive hit with news that star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has failed to recover from his ankle injury and will miss the remainder of the tournament,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
As a replacement for Hardik, bowler Prasidh Krishna has been added to the team by the ICC Event Technical Committee.
“His place in India’s squad will be taken by Prasidh Krishna, with the inexperienced fast bowler parachuted into the playing group after being approved by the tournament’s Event Technical Committee on Saturday,” stated the International Cricket Council.
Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager – Cricket and ETC Chair), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Hemang Amin (Acting CEO – BCCI), Gaurav Saxena (General Manager – Operations, BCCI), Russell Arnold, and Simon Doull (Independent Representatives) make up the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
India defeated Sri Lanka by 302 runs earlier this week to go to the Cricket World Cup semifinals. India bowled Sri Lanka out for a meagre total of 55 after registering a massive total of 357/8.
With seven points from seven games, India leads the points standings. On Sunday, they play South Africa, who are ranked second.
India’s Updated Squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.