NEW DELHI: Team India suffered more blows ahead of their World Cup game against New Zealand with Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan sustaining injuries during optional net session in Dharamsala on Saturday.
Suryakumar, who has warmed the benches in the World Cup so far, hit on forearm while facing throwdown while Kishan experienced a bee sting on the back of his head while batting under the floodlights at the HPCA Stadium.Kishan was seen jumping and running in pain after the bite and didn’t take any further part in the nets.
It remains to be seen whether Surya will be fit to play his first World Cup game after the head coach Rahul Dravid dropped a hint of including the top-ranked T20I batter for the match in place of injured Hardik Pandya.
Surya was facing throwdown specialist D Raghavendra when a lightning-fast delivery struck him squarely on the forearm, just above his right wrist.
In response to the sharp blow, the elegant batter swiftly exited the nets, accompanied by the team physio Kamlesh and the team doctor.
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As he left the practice area, he was in evident distress, with an ice-pack being applied to his injured arm.
Throwdowns are usually delivered at speeds exceeding 150 kilometers per hour, and the potential repercussions of such an impact could be severe, potentially resulting in a fractured wrist.