In a big blow to team India ahead of the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, the ace all rounder Ravindra Jadeja has ruled out of the remainder of the multinational tournament after sustaining a knee injury.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named Axar Patel as Jadeja’s replacement for the remainder of the tournament. Axar was earlier named as one of the standby players in the squad and will join the squad soon.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the ongoing Asia Cup. Ravindra Jadeja has sustained a right knee injury and is ruled out of the tournament,” the BCCI said in a statement.
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,” it added.
India’s updated squad for Asia Cup 2022:
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