22 Oct 2023

IND vs NZ, ODI World Cup 2023: Team India in trouble before the match against New Zealand, After Hardik Pandya, these 2 players are also not fit to play

Dharamshala: India has suffered another setback before the big match of the World Cup (ODI World Cup 2023) against New Zealand (IND vs NZ).  The highly anticipated clash between India and New Zealand is all set to take place at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 02:00 pm (IST), with a capacity of 23,000 enthusiastic fans.

During the team's net session on Saturday, middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav was hit by a ball on his right hand. Suryakumar was hit by a full toss ball from the team's throwdown specialist Raghu, due to which he looked in a lot of pain. He was seen applying 'ice pack' on his hand and did not bat after that.

Suryakumar's injury is not very serious

According to team sources, Suryakumar's injury is not very serious and he has not been taken for X-ray examination. This injury, however, has raised questions over Suryakumar's availability for Sunday's match as the team's balance is already disturbed due to the absence of Hardik Pandya. Pandya suffered a left ankle injury during India's last match against Bangladesh. He has not come to Dharamshala with the team.

Ishan Kishan was stung by a bee during net practice 

Things became more difficult for India when left-handed wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan was stung by a bee on the back of his neck while batting during net practice on Saturday. Kishan was among the first players to arrive for the net session. He batted for a long time. He was seen groaning in pain after a bee sting. He did not bat after this.

 Both teams have won all their matches so far

India's next match is against New Zealand on Sunday. India has played four matches so far in this tournament and has won all of them. At the same time, New Zealand has also not lost even a single match out of four. In such a situation, now both the teams are going to face each other in Dharamshala.

New Zealand defeated India in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup

Talking about the ODI World Cup, there have been 9 matches between India and New Zealand, in which the Kiwi team has won 5 and India has won three matches. The last time the Kiwi team defeated India was in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.

Playing 11 of both teams

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav/Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (captain and wicketkeeper), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.

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