Pandya injured himself by twisting his left ankle while trying to stop a shot on his follow-through during his first over against Bangladesh last month. He took no further part in that match and was taken for a scan. ESPNcricinfo understands that he has suffered ligament damage and is undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Prasid, who has 29 wickets in 17 ODIs, last played for India in two ODIs against Australia during the series just before the World Cup. He took three wickets in those games and also took five wickets in as many matches for Karnataka in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Prasidh returned from a long layoff due to a stress fracture in his back when India toured Ireland in August and was also part of the Asia Cup squad, although he was mainly on the bench and played only one match against Bangladesh.
After Hardik’s injury, India dropped Shardul Thakur from their XI and brought in Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami, opting to play with six specialist batsmen, one all-rounder and four specialist bowlers for the World Cup games against New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka. . While Suryakumar managed just 63 runs at a strike-rate of 105 in three innings, Shami was a game changer, picking up 14 wickets at an average of 6.71 in 22 overs and an economy of 4.27.
With seven wins from seven games, India became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals after their 302-run win over Sri Lanka in Mumbai. Their next match against South Africa – in Kolkata on Sunday – could decide which team finishes Top of the points tableBefore playing their last league match against the Netherlands in Bengaluru on 12 November.