A former cricketer from Australia tells how the absence of Hardik Pandya can hinder India against New Zealand

A former cricketer of the Australian Cricket Team revealed how the absence of Pandya could hinder the performance of Team India in their World Cup clash against New Zealand. Last night, they defeated Bangladesh in their fourth match of the tournament, which made it 4 wins out of 4. India is in second place in the 2023 World Cup points tables, whereas the New Zealand cricket team is maintaining their dominance as they are still in first place.
On the Thursday match against Bangladesh, Hardik Pandya got injured while trying to
Stop the ball. He tried to stop the ball that was going towards the boundary with his leg, but in the process of doing so, he slipped and twisted his ankle. He was looking in pain and got some treatment as his ankle was taped. Pandya had a small practice run but wasn’t looking good and had to be taken off the field.
While speaking about the injury to Hardik, former Australian cricketer Mathew Hayden said, “No one in the world really. He is that good of an all-rounder at the moment, and when you think back into the history of the way he has been performing whenever he is not playing for any team, there is always a balance issue. He provides that great stability.”
Hayden further said, “The good thing for Team India is they have got batting covered. Surya Kumar Yadav Ishan Kishan can easily slot into that role, and then you will get your specialist, Seamer Mohammad Shami, back into the squad so that it would be a very good side. I don't think you can have Jadeja batting up the order. I think that's the fragility in the India batting line-up. The best combination is to get a specialist batsman in there, and that way you will have the option to pick a specialist Seamer, as in Mohammad Shami.”


Oct 20, 2023 12:23 PM