ICC World Cup 2023 – Hardik Pandya dominated out of World Cup, Prasidh Krishna replaces him in India squad

Pandya had injured himself final month when he appeared to twist his left ankle whereas making an attempt to cease a shot in his follow-through throughout his first over in opposition to Bangladesh. He performed no additional half in that match and was taken for scans. ESPNcricinfo understands he suffered ligament harm and has been present process rehabilitation on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Prasidh, who has 29 wickets in 17 ODIs, final performed for India in two ODIs in opposition to Australia in the course of the sequence simply earlier than the World Cup. He took three wickets in these video games and likewise took 5 wickets in as many matches for Karnataka within the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Prasidh had marked his return from an extended layoff because of a stress fracture of the again when India toured Eire in August and was additionally a part of the Asia Cup squad, although he was largely on the bench and solely performed one recreation in opposition to Bangladesh.

After Hardik received injured, India dropped Shardul Thakur from their XI and introduced in Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami, selecting to go in with six specialist batters, one allrounder, and 4 specialist bowlers of their World Cup video games in opposition to New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka. Whereas Suryakumar has made solely 63 runs at a strike-rate of 105 in three innings, Shami has been a gamechanger, choosing up 14 wickets in 22 overs at a median of 6.71 and economic system of 4.27.

With seven wins in seven video games, India had been the primary crew to qualify for the semi-finals following their 302-run win in opposition to Sri Lanka in Mumbai. Their subsequent match in opposition to South Africa – on Sunday in Kolkata – might determine which crew finishes prime of the factors desk, earlier than they play their remaining league fixture in opposition to Netherlands in Bengaluru on November 12.

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