Mumbai Indians’ new captain, Hardik Pandya, could miss IPL 2024 due to injury, say sources

Hardik Pandya’s Participation in Upcoming IPL Season in Doubt Due to Ankle Injury

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Hardik Pandya might not be able to play in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) because he has hurt his ankle.

Mumbai Indians’ captain, Hardik Pandya, might not play in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) because of a hurt ankle. He recently moved from Gujarat Titans to Mumbai Indians before the IPL auction. Although Gujarat Titans initially kept him in their team, he was later traded to Mumbai Indians for money. NDTV sources say that Hardik won’t be playing in the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan, and it’s uncertain if he’ll be part of the IPL this season.

Hardik hasn’t played since hurting his ankle in a World Cup match against Bangladesh in Pune.

Right after revealing that Hardik was moving from Gujarat Titans (GT), Mumbai Indians (MI) they were shared that he would be the new captain for the upcoming IPL season. He is taking over from Rohit Sharma, who had been the captain for a long time.

Pandya had been part of Mumbai Indians for seven IPL seasons before they let him go before the 2022 season. Once he joined Gujarat Titans, he led the team to two consecutive IPL finals, winning the trophy in their very first season.

Hardik was absent during the recent white-ball matches in the South Africa tour and also missed the T20I series against Australia. During his time away, Suryakumar took charge and guided India to a 4-1 victory in the series against Australia. The T20I series concluded with a draw.

In the IPL auction, Mumbai Indians initially purchased by acquiring South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee. Coetzee, who originally had a starting price of Rs 2 crore, ended up being bought by MI for Rs 5 crore, following competitive bidding with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

Mumbai Indians enhanced their fast bowling lineup by bringing in Sri Lankan pacers Dilshan Madushanka and Nuwan Thushara. They also waited until the accelerator round during the auction to secure Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi at his base price.

Mumbai Indians Retained players

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Dewald Brevis
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ishan Kishan
  • N. Tilak Varma
  • Tim David
  • Vishnu Vinod
  • Arjun Tendulkar
  • Shams Mulani
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kumar Kartikeya
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Akash Madhwal
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Romario Shepherd (from Lucknow Super Giants)
  • Hardik Pandya (Captain)

Mumbai Indians players bought at the IPL 2024 auction

  • Gerald Coetzee (Rs. 5 crore)
  • Dilshan Madushanka (Rs. 4.60 crore)
  • Shreyas Gopal (Rs. 20 lakh)
  • Nuwan Thushara (Rs. 4.80 crore)
  • Naman Dhir (Rs. 20 lakh)
  • Anshul Kamboj (Rs. 20 lakh)
  • Mohammad Nabi (Rs. 1.5 crore)
  • Shivalik Sharma (Rs. 20 lakh)