In a major setback for Team India in the ICC World Cup, star all-rounder and vice-captain Hardik Pandya has been ruled out due to a heel injury sustained during a match in Pune last month while bowling against Bangladesh. To fill the void, Karnataka’s fast bowler Prasidh Krishna has been approved as his replacement by the event technical team.
Hardik Pandya’s World Cup Exit A Heel Injury Blow to Team India
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Prasidh Krishna’s inclusion in the team to replace Hardik Pandya, a decision endorsed by the Event Technical Committee. As India and South Africa vie for the top two positions on the points table, the upcoming match at Eden Gardens on Sunday gains significant importance, potentially influencing their World Cup journey.
So far, Team India has excelled in the World Cup, leading with 14 points, while South Africa, their closest rivals, stand at second place with 12 points. Both teams are strong contenders for the semi-finals, making the impending match a pivotal showdown.