The all-rounder, recovering from an ankle injury he picked up during the match vs Bangladesh in Pune, wasn’t available for the team’s next match vs New Zealand in Dharamsala too.
It is learnt that the injury is not serious but the management is not keen to rush Pandya.
“Yes, Hardik is likely to miss the next match vs England in Lucknow. It is more of a precaution at this stage and nothing serious,” a BCCI official told reporters.
The 30-year-old didn’t travel with the side to Dharamsala and was advised to rest by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team. It is now likely that he will link-up with the team before the match vs Sri Lanka in Mumbai.
India won their last fixture vs New Zealand to maintain their winning streak and then enjoyed a two-day break in the picturesque hilly city. As CricketNext had reported on October 23, the Indian cricket team will spend two more days in the city before resuming their World Cup campaign.