Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of India A’s upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand.
Hardik Pandya’s hopes of a swift return to the cricket field has taken a big blow. The allrounder has now been ruled out of the limited overs’ leg of India A’s ongoing tour to New Zealand. Pandya is currently sidelines with a back injury.
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He suffered the blow while bowling against Pakistan and was immediately stretchered off the field. Later, the BCCI confirmed the all-rounder had suffered an acute back injury.
Consequently, he failed to make it to the squad for the full-fledged home series against Windies as well as the T20I series and Test series in Australia.
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Pandya recently said that he is hopeful of returning to the team during the ODI series in Australia.
“I’m trying hard to be fit for the ODI series against Australia to start in January 2019. To get back to full fitness, I’m going through rigorous bowling sessions in Mumbai. I have just started bowling after 60 days. Once I bowl a few overs in the ODIs, I think I should be on the right track,” said Hardik.
But before that Pandya needs to recover and prove his fitness. The allrounder is likely to start his comeback during Baroda’s Ranji Trophy match in Mumbai from December 14.
According to Sportstar, Pandya did not receive positive news from the BCCI medical team after visiting the National Cricket Academy. As a result, he was ruled out of the games against New Zealand A, scheduled on December 7,9 and 11.
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