Indian team vice-captain Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the match against England on Sunday. Great batsman KL Rahul confirmed this on the eve of the match against England. Hardik Pandya suffered an injury to his left ankle while trying to stop the ball against Bangladesh in the fourth match of Team India’s World Cup 2023, so he will not play against England after New Zealand. In the press conference, KL Rahul said that Team Suryakumar could replace him.
At that time, KL Rahul hinted that the Indian team would play with the same XI from the previous match against England. Team all-rounder Hardik Pandya will take a lot of time to recover from his injury. KL Rahul said, “Hardik is a very important member of the team. So the team is missing him. Suryakumar will probably get a chance, and we can find out his potential. That’s why we will wait till Hardik comes back. Will trust Suryakumar.:”
If they win against England, the Indian team will be eyeing to come back on top. South African team has won the first position by defeating Pakistan. Although the England team has lost four out of five matches, KL Rahul believes that they will not take the defending champions lightly.
In the pre-match conference on Saturday, Rahul said, “It is true that the current World Cup for England has not been as per expectations so far. The 2019 World Cup champion team is losing matches continuously, but England players can make a comeback. They have world-class batsmen and bowlers. So we will take them seriously. According to media reports, Hardik Pandya has started batting practice from Saturday and has started going to the gym. He does not play bowling, so he is completely fit. No. He will be fit by next week.