India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the 2-match Test series towards New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced on Saturday. “He travelled to London and was accompanied by NCA Head Physio Ashish Kaushik for a review by spinal surgeon Dr James Allibone. Hardik will be under rehab at the National Cricket Academy until he regains full match fitness,” the BCCI assertion learn.
Pandya had just lately failed the health take a look at in his bid to make a nationwide comeback and he needed to pull out of the India A’s tour of New Zealand. Vijay Shankar was drafted into the staff whose fixtures in New Zealand included two 50-over heat-up video games, three List A video games and two 4-day ‘Tests’ towards the house A staff.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had additionally revealed that Hardik hadn’t achieved full health following his again surgical procedure and wishes time to get again to full health. “He can’t play right now. It will take some time before he gets fit,” Ganguly had mentioned.
Hardik final performed for India in a T20I towards South Africa in September final yr.
After the conclusion of 5-match T20I series and three-match ODI series, India and New Zealand will lock horns in two-match Test series at Wellington and Christchurch respectively.