Pandya had hurt his left ankle while fielding his bowling in the game against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19.
New Delhi: Pacer Prasidh Krishna, who has played 17 ODIs, has been named Hardik Pandya’s replacement in the Indian squad for the World Cup 2023, the ICC said in a media release.
Star India all-rounder was on Saturday ruled out of the ongoing World Cup after failing to recover from his ankle injury. Hardik Pandya hurt his left ankle while fielding his bowling in the game against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19 and hence is being replaced by Prasidh Krishna.
He missed the subsequent games against New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the player can be officially added to the squad.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 consists of Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager Cricket and ETC Chair), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Hemang Amin (Acting CEO – BCCI), Gaurav Saxena (General Manager Operations, BCCI), Russel Arnold and Simon Doull (Independent Representatives).
India and South Africa currently occupy the top two places on the World Cup standings and the winner of Sunday’s match in Kolkata will be in the box seat to finish the group stage of the tournament in first spot.
(With inputs from agencies)