Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out Of Asia Cup 2022 Due To Injury, Axar Patel Called In As Replacement
Breaking: Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out Of Asia Cup 2022 Due To Injury, Axar Patel Called In As Replacement

Dubai: In what comes as a big blow to the Indian cricket team, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup 2022 due to a right knee injury and is currently being assessed by the BCCI medical team. While it is still not clear when and how Jadeja sustained the injury but with the T20 World Cup in sight, it only makes sense for the Indian team management to leave him out of the rest of the tournament. Axar Patel, who was one of the standbys for the Asia Cup will join the squad soon as Jadeja’s replacement.

With India likely to take on Pakistan on Sunday once again, Patel might be right away in the mix for selection with Hardik Pandya set to be back for the big game after being rested for the match against Hong Kong.

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

“Ravindra 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,” the release further added.

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