🚨 Update 🚨— BCCI (@BCCI) October 19, 2023
Hardik Pandya's injury is being assessed at the moment and he is being taken for scans.
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An official statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Hardik Pandya is unlikely to participate in the next game against New Zealand and will undergo further assessment and consultation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
This decision aligns with the team's cautious approach to ensure the all-rounder's full recovery.
Given the limited time gap between the match in Pune and the upcoming fixture in Dharamsala, the team management appears reluctant to take any risks with Hardik Pandya's fitness at this critical juncture of the tournament.
The Indian cricket team enjoys a substantial break between the game against New Zealand and the subsequent encounter with England in Lucknow, providing ample time for Pandya's recovery and return to the field.
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma appeared optimistic about Pandya's condition, describing it as a minor concern.
"He pulled up a bit sore, nothing really major to worry about. We'll see how he feels tomorrow morning and then plan how to go forward."
The official word from the Indian cricket camp remains that they are eagerly awaiting the results of the scans and will provide an update as soon as they become available.
Fans and cricket enthusiasts across the globe are holding their breath, hoping for the swift recovery of one of India's most dynamic players, as they eagerly anticipate the crucial clash with New Zealand in Dharamsala.">