T20 WC : Hardik Pandya’s shoulder injury “not serious”

Dubai [UAE] : Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s shoulder injury sustained during the T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan is believed to be a minor one and he is likely to be available for the next game against New Zealand on October 31. Pandya, who did not bowl in the IPL last month, is playing only as a batter right now and scored 11 off 8 balls on Sunday night, looking distinctly uncomfortable against pacers before being hit on the shoulder by a short ball. “Yes, Hardik’s scan reports have come and the injury is not very serious. Also the fact that there is a six-day gap between two games gives him enough time to recuperate,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. “But obviously, the medical team would wait and watch as to how he shapes up during the training sessions,” he added.…

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