India’s Perfect World Cup Run Takes a Massive Blow as Hardik Pandya Fails to Heal from Ankle Injury, Ruled Out for the Rest of the Tournament.
Pandya Injured His Left Ankle During a World Cup Clash Against Bangladesh in Pune Last Month. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old Has Been Unable to Make a Timely Recovery for the Remainder of the Tournament.
Prasidh Krishna, an Up-and-Coming Fast Bowler, Steps In to Fill Pandya’s Shoes as Approved by the Event Technical Committee on Saturday.
Krishna boasts only 19 white-ball appearances for the Indian national team, and his most recent international outing saw him take the crucial wicket of David Warner while conceding just 45 runs from his nine overs against Australia just before the World Cup commenced. Despite his promising 33 international wickets, Krishna faces stiff competition from the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj for a coveted spot in India’s formidable pace attack.
The Event Technical Committee’s approval of India’s replacement player on Saturday clears the way for Krishna’s potential inclusion in the lineup for Sunday’s pivotal World Cup encounter against South Africa. As it stands, both India and South Africa are leading the World Cup standings, and the victor of Sunday’s showdown in Kolkata will have the upper hand in securing the top spot in the group stage of the tournament.