Injured Hardik Pandya to Miss India’s World Cup Match Against New Zealand

New Delhi: All-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to miss India’s World Cup match against New Zealand, to be played in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22.

Hardik twisted his ankle during India’s match against Bangladesh on Thursday. During the 9th over of the Bangladesh innings, Pandya slipped while trying to stop a shot from Litton Das with his right leg to land awkwardly on his left leg.

The BCCI has now confirmed that Hardik will miss Sunday’s game against New Zealand in Dharamsala. He is likely to join the team in Lucknow for India’s match against England on Sunday, October 29.

“Team India vice-captain Hardik Pandya sustained an injury to his left ankle while fielding on his own bowling during India’s match against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The all-rounder was taken for scans and is advised rest. He will be under the constant supervision of the BCCI Medical Team. He will not be taking the flight to Dharamsala with the team on 20th October and will now join the team directly in Lucknow where India play England,” BCCI said in a statement.

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