The Indian team has suffered a major setback in the Asia Cup. Axar Patel has been included in the team in place of the injured Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is out of the tournament. Ravindra Jadeja played in two matches on the group stage. Jadeja also performed excellent batting in the match against Pakistan.
The BCCI informed on its website that the All India Senior Selection Committee has included Axar Patel in place of Ravindra Jadeja in the ongoing Asia Cup. Ravindra Jadeja has a knee injury on his right leg and has been ruled out of the tournament. Currently, Jadeja is under the supervision of the BCCI medical team. Akshar Patel, who was already on standby, has been roped in as his replacement. He will soon join the team in Dubai.
NEWS – Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 2, 2022
India’s squad for Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Significantly, Jadeja was promoted to bat in the match against Pakistan and sent to play at number four. There he also played an innings of 35 runs. He was instrumental in the team’s victory. Now his being out injured will definitely affect the team’s combination. However, Axar Patel is also a capable player.
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