Suspension for Hardik Pandya playing in IPL 2024, Miss Out of the T20 series vs Afghanistan

Suspension for Hardik Pandya playing in IPL 2024, Miss Out of the T20 series vs Afghanistan
Suspension for Hardik Pandya playing in IPL 2024, Miss Out of the T20 series vs Afghanistan (Image Source - X)
Team India's all-rounder Hardik Pandya was injured during the World Cup 2023. Pandya has been far from the cricket field since then and it seems that there is a lot of time left in his return.

Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was injured during the opening matches of the World Cup 2023, after which he is running away from the cricket field. After the World Cup 2023, Hardik Pandya has been out of the five-match home T20 International Series tour against Australia and then South Africa,
But now the latest updates that are coming about his fitness are scary. Hardik Pandya is also out of the home T20 International Series against Afghanistan (IND vs AFG T20 Series), not only that but it seems difficult for him to return by IPL 2024. In case he might miss IPL too.

Hardik Pandya has returned to Mumbai Indians for IPL 2024 and he has been declared captain in place of Rohit Sharma. Now among all this, Hardik’s fitness report is nothing short of a big shock for Team India as well as Mumbai Indians.

Suspense on Hardik Pandya playing in IPL 2024

India Verses Afghanistan is to be played in India from 11 to 17 January. This is going to be Team India’s last T20 International Series before the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. In the absence of Hardik, Suryakumar Yadav is captaining the T20 International team.

During the South Africa series, Suryakumar Yadav was also injured and he too will have difficulty getting fit till the Afghanistan series, In such a situation, he is also out of the T20 International Series against Afghanistan.

According to a PTI report, Hardik Pandya is not seen recovering from his heel injury recently. Pandya may have to sit out not only from the T20 series against Afghanistan but also from IPL 2024. Rohit Sharma will return to the T20 International Team against Afghanistan or not, it is a big question that no one can answer other than Rohit himself. Hardik Pandya played for Gujarat Titans in IPL in 2022 and 2023, But for this season, he was traded by Mumbai Indians by doing a cash Deal and traded with Gujarat Titans.

Who will captain the Mumbai Indians?

If Hardik Pandya is unable to participate in IPL 2024 due to his fitness issue, then the question is who will captain this team in his absence? Rohit Sharma was removed from the post of captaincy by this team and then Hardik was appointed captain. In such a situation, will Rohit Sharma be ready to captain or will this team turn to another player? By the way, there is also Suryakumar Yadav in Mumbai who may captain the team.

Mumbai Indians’ team for IPL 2024

Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan, and Vishnu Vinod.

Batsman: Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Dewald Bravis.

All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Romario Shepherd, Nehal Vadhera, Shams Mulani, Gerald Coetzee, Mohammad Nabi, Shivalik Sharma, Naman Dhir.

Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Berendorf, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Tushara, Anshul Kamboj, Shreyas Gopal.

Also Read – IPL 2024: Sunil Gavaskar talked about Hardik Pandya vs Rohit Sharma captaincy dispute

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