India’s prominent all-rounder is set to miss the much-anticipated top-of-the-table face-off against New Zealand due to an unfortunate ankle injury incurred during the triumphant match against Bangladesh.
Expected Return for World Cup Match Against England
The 30-year-old cricketer is anticipated to rejoin the team in time for their Cricket World Cup encounter with the reigning champions, England, scheduled to take place in Lucknow on 29th October.
Injury During Bangladesh Match
The incident occurred during his first over against Bangladesh. Attempting to field a ball returned by Bangladesh’s opener Litton Das, he unfortunately rolled his ankle and fell to the ground.
Following the injury, he was compelled to leave the field and was immediately taken to the hospital for further examination.
Virat Kohli Steps In
Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli stepped up to deliver the remaining three balls of the over in the absence of the injured player.
Significant Contribution to India’s Bowling Attack
The all-rounder has been instrumental in India’s bowling attack, claiming five wickets in the initial three matches of the Cricket World Cup.
Although primarily a right-handed bowler, he is also a potent middle-order batter. However, his batting skills have only been utilized once in the tournament, scoring 11* against Australia.
India and New Zealand: The Undefeated Teams
India and New Zealand remain the only unbeaten teams in the tournament, each boasting four resounding victories.
Their upcoming encounter in Dharamsala on 22nd October is eagerly awaited by cricket enthusiasts worldwide. This match is expected to be one of the most thrilling of the group stage, with both teams vying for the top spot in the Cricket World Cup Standings.