The Indian cricket team has a two-day break after defeating New Zealand in Dharamsala. Following a brief break in the picturesque hill town of Himachal Pradesh, they will depart for Lucknow on Wednesday, October 25, where they will spend the remainder of the World Cup.
The team intends to travel to Lucknow on October 25 without any scheduled optional or regular practices, a team spokesperson confirmed to the media on Monday. On October 29, India will face off against reigning champion England in Lucknow.
India continues to lead the points table with five wins in five games, with four more games remaining, including one against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on November 2, another against South Africa in Kolkata on November 5, and the other against the Netherlands in Bengaluru on November 12 following their match against England on October 29.
Meanwhile, there is no word on the condition of Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder currently receiving treatment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that no replacement will be named, and the all-rounder is expected to be fully fit for the England game.
Live Cricket Score report claims, “It’s just a sprain, nothing serious. He should be ready for the match in Lucknow.” Furthermore, it has been confirmed that Ishan Kishan, stung by an insect before the New Zealand game, is in good health. Hardik Pandya twisted his ankle against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19, ruling him out of the Dharamsala match.