Asia Cup 2022: Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad

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Asia Cup 2022: Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad
Asia Cup 2022: Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad

Asia Cup 2022: Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad

Asia Cup 2022: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Friday ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a knee injury and Axar Patel will replace him in the squad.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the ongoing Asia Cup,” the BCCI said in a statement.

“Ravindra Jadeja has sustained a right knee injury and ruled out of the tournament. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team.

Asia Cup 2022: Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad
Asia Cup 2022: Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad

“His replacement, Axar Patel earlier named as one of the standbys in the squad. And will also join the team in Dubai soon.”

He scored 35 off 29 deliveries against Pakistan. And his partnership of 52 with Hardik Pandya was vital in India securing a five-wicket win against their arch-rivals.

India scheduled to play their first Super 4 game on Sunday.

Though no time frame has given on Jadeja’s return. The Indian team management will hope that the all-rounder come back fit and firing sooner. Rather than later, with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia coming up soon.

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, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan