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ODI World Cup 2023: Hardik Pandya is set to miss the match against New Zealand

Recent Cricket news suggests a significant setback for the Indian cricket team, star all-rounder Hardik Pandya sustained an ankle injury during the World Cup match against Bangladesh. This unfortunate incident took place during the 17th match of the tournament at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Hardik’s injury occurred as he attempted to stop a powerful straight drive by Litton Das in the ninth over of Bangladesh’s innings. Following the incident, the Indian medical team rushed onto the field, prompting a brief halt in the game as Pandya received immediate treatment.

The team’s physiotherapist provided the necessary care by strapping Hardik’s right ankle. After this, the determined all-rounder tried to complete his over but was unable to do so. He was seen having a brief discussion with captain Rohit before making the decision to leave the field and return to the pavilion during the innings. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared an update, revealing that Pandya was subsequently taken for scans to assess the extent of his injury.

Hardik Pandya is set to miss the match against New Zealand

Hardik Pandya, India’s prominent all-rounder, will be absent from the upcoming match against New Zealand, scheduled to take place in Dharamsala on October 22. Pandya will undergo treatment at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, where a specialist doctor from England will attend to him, possibly administering injections as part of the treatment. The expectation is that Pandya will rejoin the Indian team in Lucknow, with the team hopeful that he will be available for the game against England.

“He will be heading to Bengaluru where he has been asked to report to the NCA. The medical team assessed his ankle scan report and it looks he will be fine by taking an injection. The BCCI consulted a specialist doctor in England and they too were of the similar opinion. He will be missing the next game,” a BCCI official said.

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