Hardik Pandya Ruled Out Of Australia Series

Mumbai: All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been dropped from the upcoming Australia series since he is suffering from back stiffness.

India and Australia are due to play a two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series and a five-match One-day International (ODI) series, beginning February 24.

Ravindra Jadeja has been named replacement for Hardik Pandya for the 5 ODIs, while the T20I squad will now consist of 14 members, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in an official statement.

“Team India all-rounder Mr. Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the forthcoming T20I & ODI series against Australia due to lower back stiffness,” it further said.

He will undergo strength and conditioning work for his lower back at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru from next week, it added.


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