India will be without all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the two-Test series against New Zealand. The opening Test is from February 21, in Wellington
Mumbai: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Saturday (February 1).
“Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. He travelled to London and was accompanied by NCA Head Physio Ashish Kaushik for a review by spinal surgeon Dr James Allibone,” a media advisory from the BCCI said.
“Hardik will be under rehab at the National Cricket Academy until he regains full match fitness,” it added.
India are currently in New Zealand. They hold a 4-0 lead in the T20I series with the final game to be played tomorrow (February 2). After this, both teams will be involved in three ODIs and two Tests.
India tour of New Zealand schedule
T20Is (All matches start at 12.30 PM IST)
1st T20I (January 24) – Auckland – India won
2nd T20I (January 26) – Auckland – India won
3rd T20I (January 29) – Hamilton – India won
4th T20I (January 31) – Wellington – India won
5th T20I (February 2) - Mount Maunganui
ODIs (All matches start at 7.30 AM IST)
1st ODI (February 5) - Hamilton
2nd ODI (February 8) - Auckland
3rd ODI (February 11) - Mount Maunganui
Tests (All matches start at 4 AM IST)
1st Test (February 21-25) - Wellington
2nd Test (February 29-March 4) - Christchurch
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