World Cup 2023: Hardik Pandya Likely To Be Unavailable For More Games: Report

    Hardik Pandya ankle injury

    In a big and shocking news for the Indian cricket team, Hardik Pandya is ruled out for a few more matches in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, Pandya had suffered an ankle injury during the match versus Bangladesh at the MCA Stadium in Pune and had missed India’s match against New Zealand.

    As per a report in the Times of India, Hardik Pandya has suffered a Grade 1 ligament tear in his ankle and is likely to miss a few more matches in this World Cup sojourn.

    The absence of Pandya causes serious problems to the balance of the Indian cricket team as a lot of loopholes lay bare when he isn’t playing in the Indian cricket team.

    “The medical team under Nitin Patel is monitoring him at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. But the injury looks a bit more serious than what was first perceived. It looks like he has suffered a minor ligament tear which usually takes at least two weeks to heal. The NCA will not release him before his injury heals. The medical team has communicated to the team management that they are hopeful of putting him back on the pitch soon,” said a BCCI source to TOI.

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