As a consequence, Pant is in peril of being side-lined for not less than six months which may additionally doubtlessly have an effect on his possibilities of being match for choice for the ODI World Cup, scheduled in India between October-November.
Final week, Pant underwent knee surgical procedure after his proper ligament was broken within the accident that occurred whereas he was driving dwelling to satisfy his household in Roorkee from Delhi. Being one in all India’s prime contracted gamers, Pant was airlifted from Dehradun at BCCI’s behest and flown to Mumbai final week to be put instantly below the supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, one of many specialist surgeons contracted by the board.
The BCCI issued three medical bulletins for the reason that accident and the surgical procedure, together with stating Pant had additionally injured his proper ankle. ESPNcricinfo has realized that each one three ligaments within the knee – anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament – that are crucial for motion and stability, have been torn in Pant’s case. It’s understood that in thee surgical procedure performed recentl, each the PCL and MCL have been reconstructed. Pant might want to bear one other surgical procedure to reconstruct his ACL, however the docs will look ahead to not less than six weeks to find out earlier than going forward.
There is no such thing as a definitive timeline given by the docs but on how lengthy it might take Pant to renew coaching, however each BCCI and the selectors have concluded that the wicket-keeper batter can be out for no less than six months.
The selectors names KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan as substitute for Pant for the primary half of Australia Take a look at sequence. Bharat may also maintain wickets within the three-match ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand beginning subsequent week.