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Saturday, 15 June 2024 4.47 PM IST

Hardik Pandya out of World Cup; fans worried

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NEW DELHI: India's campaign at the ongoing Cricket World Cup suffered a body blow after star all-rounder Hardik Pandya was ruled out of further participation in the tournament. The star all-rounder had hurt his left ankle while bowling during India's World Cup match against Bangladesh in Pune.

The 30-year-old will now miss the rest of India's campaign at the World Cup after he failed to recover in time, according to a press release from ICC.

His place in India's squad will be taken by Prasidh Krishna, the fast bowler was added to the playing group after being approved by the tournament's Event Technical Committee on Saturday.

Krishna has just 19 white-ball appearances to his name for India and was last seen at the international level when he picked up the prized wicket of David Warner in taking 1/45 from nine overs against Australia just prior to the World Cup.

With the Event Technical Committee approving India's replacement player on Saturday, it means Krishna is available for selection for Sunday's crucial World Cup clash against fellow tournament pacesetter South Africa.

India and South Africa currently occupy the top two places on the World Cup standings and the winner of Sunday's match in Kolkata will be in the box seat to finish the group stage of the tournament in first spot.

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