Hardik Pandya doubtful for ODI series vs England

BCCI medical team confirms that India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has sustained a hairline fracture on his right shoulder. He will take minimum six weeks to recover from this injury. BCCI medical team will monitor his progress & rehabilitation programme and update accordingly. Hardik was struck by a ball during a net session before the start of the Third Paytm Test match against England in Mohali. Opener KL Rahul and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha are already in the injured list. Pandya has been ruled out of competitive cricket for a minimum of six weeks after the shoulder injury he sustained during the net-session here turned out to be a hairline fracture. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali.

Earlier, India s legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev has suggested Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to send Hardik Pandya to England for playing county cricket in order to develop his all round game. Hardik recently made headlines by making into India s Test side for the first two-matches of the series against England. However, he did not get to play in any of the match and is not sure about whether selectors will keep him in the squad for rest of the series or not. But since the next Test is going to be played at Mohali, which is known for creating seam friendly pitches, selectors or captain Virat Kohli may want him in the side.

His selection was a huge surprise for every cricket fan and some criticized this decision too. Meanwhile, Kapil recently expressed his views on Hardik while speaking to Sportstar, He needs to bowl a lot more in First-Class cricket, not just four overs. Hardik must not confine himself to just one-day and Twenty20 cricket. I think the BCCI must send him to England to play county cricket for a season.