IND vs NZ: Suryakumar Yadav suffers wrist injury ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match 21
Suryakumar Yadav likely to miss IND vs NZ match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The Indian team have gotten off to a dream start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and have gotten better at every opposition they have faced so far. With 8 points, India are in second place in the points table, only behind New Zealand. And now they have a great chance to jump to the top, as they are scheduled to play their next game against the Black Caps on Sunday at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.
But the Indian team suffered a big setback when Hardik Pandya got ruled out of the game after suffering an ankle injury during the last game against Bangladesh at the MCA Stadium in Pune. He twisted his ankle while trying to stop a ball from going beyond the boundary in his follow-through. But now, India have to face another big blow.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Suryakumar Yadav gets hit by a ball on his wrist during net practice
Pandya’s absence made India think of another player in the lineup. And there were possible chances that India might go either with Suryakumar Yadav or Ishan Kishan at No. 6. But on the eve of the game, Suryakumar Yadav was hit on the wrist while doing batting practice. He was seen applying an ice pack to his wrist, which has raised concern in the Indian camp.
On the other hand, Ishan got stung by a honey bee as well. India are left with limited choices. Though there is still no official confirmation about the injury to Suryakumar Yadav, if all goes well, he is likely to replace Hardik in the game. Hardik has given the team the best possible balance in both departments.
It will not be easy to fill his place, but India can pick a dynamic player like Suryakumar Yadav at No. 6, who can change the course of the game if he gets going. Hardik will join the team in Lucknow against England in the next game on October 29. India have better overall record against New Zealand, but in the ICC events, New Zealand have always put India under pressure.