ODI World Cup 2023: Hardik Pandya is set to miss the match against New Zealand

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya will miss the ODI World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand, which will be played in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22.

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ODI World Cup 2023: Hardik Pandya is set to miss the match against New Zealand

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India all-rounder Hardik Pandya will miss the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand on October 22 in Dharamsala. Pandya sustained an injury during India's win over Bangladesh on October 19 in Pune. He was taken for a scan after twisting his ankle and returned to the ground afterward.

"The all-rounder was taken for scans and is advised rest. He will be under the constant supervision of the BCCI Medical Team. He will not be taking the flight to Dharamsala with the team on 20th October and will now join the team directly in Lucknow where India play England," the BCCI released.

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As per a report in the Indian Express, a BCCI official was also quoted saying that the all-rounder will be missing India's next game against New Zealand.

"He will be heading to Bengaluru where he has been asked to report to the NCA. The medical team assessed his ankle scan report and it looks he will be fine by taking an injection. The BCCI consulted a specialist doctor in England and they too were of a similar opinion. He will be missing the next game," a BCCI official said.

Pandya was bowling his first over during the ninth over of the Bangladesh innings and he tried to stop a shot by a Bangladesh batter on the third ball of his over and in his follow-through, he twisted his ankle. The team physio attended him immediately on the ground but the all-rounder wasn't able to continue.

Pandya left the field and was taken for scans afterward. India batter Virat Kohli completed the remaining over for the team.

After India's victory, skipper Rohit Sharma spoke about Pandya's injury and said there's nothing serious to worry about.

"He (Hardik) pulled up a bit sore, nothing really major to worry. We'll see how he pulls up tomorrow morning and then plan on how to go forward," Rohit said.

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