Hardik was India’s finest participant of their two matches in opposition to Spain and England however pulled his hamstring within the fourth quarter of India’s 0-0 draw in opposition to England on Sunday. India opened their marketing campaign with a 2-0 win over Spain.
If Hardik is dominated out of the match utterly, it has been learnt that Rajkumar Pal will exchange him in India’s squad of 18. Midfielder Rajkumar and defender Jugraj Singh have been the 2 reserves named by Hockey India after they introduced the World Cup squad final month.
FIH match laws state that if an injured participant from among the many 18 is changed by a reserve, then the injured participant cannot return to play in that match, even when he recovers.
Hardik Singh through the match vs England. (IANS Picture)
Hardik has been the lynchpin for India within the midfield, doubling up as an attacker. He showcased these expertise along with his gorgeous solo effort to attain the second purpose in India’s 2-0 win of their match opener in opposition to Spain on January 13.
Hardik underwent an MRI on Sunday evening.
India tackle Wales on January 19 in Bhubaneswar and England play Spain on the identical day within the final two matches of Pool D. The leads to these two matches will determine who tops the pool for a direct entry into the quarterfinals.
Each India and England have a win and a draw every from two matches to date, however England lead the pool at present on a greater purpose distinction.