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NEW DELHI: India’s marquee all-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to remain on the sidelines for a few more games, having suffered a bad sprain in his ankle last week. Hardik, who has already missed the New Zealand clash due to the same injury, is likely to sit out of India’s next two World Cup matches as he is yet to recover, according to a report.
Pandya had slipped in his follow-through while playing against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19 and missed the clash against New Zealand in Dharamsala on October 22. The Baroda player had reported to National Cricket Academy on October 24 for injury management.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier suggested that Hardik would travel to Lucknow for India’s next match against England but that no longer seems doable.
“Hardik is still under medication. While the swelling on his left ankle has subsided considerably, he will start bowling only towards the weekend. Right now, important is to give him time to recover,” an NCA source told PTI.