There has been a significant change in Hardik Pandya‘s injury. In the World Cup 2023 match played against Bangladesh in Pune, Hardik Pandya suffered an ankle twist, which caused injury to his leg. This is the reason why he did not play against New Zealand and now cannot play against England also. Apart from this, his playing in the next match is also doubtful. But the good thing is that he has learned to bat.
According to newspapers, Hardik Pandya batted for just 10 minutes at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru on Friday, while batting for a longer period in the indoor nets the next day. He also had to face fast bowlers in the nets, which lasted for 30 to 40 minutes. Available to bat, but he will not return to Indian team practice yet as both his batting and bowling are very important.
There was swelling in his leg, which has now reduced but is not completely gone. He has some problems, but he can bowl from Tuesday 31st October. In such a situation, it can be said that he can be available for the match to be played against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on November 2, but the management wants him to give more time for recovery so that there is no problem in the big matches.
Team India will play against Sri Lanka on November 2, and South Africa on November 5 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Hardik Pandya will be able to play in that match. The team will play its eighth league match at that time. The team will play its last match against the Netherlands on 12 November. The team will play in the semi-finals at Wankhede in Mumbai. The match will be held on 15th November and the final match will be held on 19th November.