India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was ruled out of the remainder of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at home on Saturday after failing to recover from his injury.
Seamer Prasidh Krishna was named as Hardik’s replacement and will be available for Sunday’s clash against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Hardik suffered a left ankle injury while bowling against Bangladesh in Pune and was subsequently out of matches against New Zealand and England. He was expected to be fit for the knockout games after travelling to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Integral to the team’s balance as the seam-bowling all-rounder, Hardik had picked up five wickets from four matches while batting only once in India’s campaign opener against Australia in Chennai.