Chennai: In a rollercoaster of developments for Team India ahead of their World Cup 2023 opener against Australia on October 8 (Sunday), there is a mix of good news and setbacks.
The good news is that Hardik Pandya, one of India’s prolific all-rounders, had a close call during a practice session on October 5 (Thursday) when he was struck on the finger.
This incident stirred initial concerns, but reliable sources have reassured fans and followers that Pandya is in good health. Sports journalist Subhayan Chakraborty promptly shared this update on his social media platform, putting to rest any apprehensions about the all-rounder’s availability.
On the flip side, Team India faces a major setback with the news that the talented opener, Shubman Gill, is likely to miss the crucial clash against Australia due to his battle with dengue fever.
This unfortunate development forces a reshuffle in the batting order, with Ishan Kishan emerging as the frontrunner to partner with Rohit Sharma at the top of the innings.
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the marquee encounter between India and Australia, the unpredictability of the sport is once again in the spotlight.
With Hardik Pandya’s resilience and Shubman Gill’s recovery being closely watched, fans are keeping their fingers crossed for a thrilling showdown on the field.