The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Friday named left-arm spin all-rounder Axar Patel as the replacement for senior left-arm spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who injured an injury, in the ongoing Asia Cup in the UAE.
“Jadeja has sustained a right knee injury and is ruled out of the tournament. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team. His replacement, Axar Patel was earlier named as one of the standbys in the squad and will join the team in Dubai soon,” said the BCCI in an official statement.
Earlier, Axar was named as one of the standby players in the squad and will join the squad soon. Later, all-rounder Jadeja featured had featured in both of India’s game in the group stage, against Pakistan and Hong Kong, respectively.
Against Pakistan, Jadeja joint top-scored with a knock of 35, although he went wicketless but a crucialinnings with the bat and emerged as one of they key person behind India’s win. In the match against Hong Kong, Jadeja took one wicket, but did not get the chance to bat.
India will now either play Pakistan or Hong Kong in their first match of the Super 4 stage of Sunday, September 4.
India’s squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan