Axar Patel to replace Jadeja in Test squad
Young left-arm spinner Axar Patel will replace an injured Ravindra Jadeja, who was on Monday ruled out due to a shoulder injury from India’s remaining two cricket Tests against Australia.
According to a media release issued by the BCCI, “Axar Patel will join the Indian team in Australia for the remainder of the Test Series as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who has a shoulder injury and will be returning to India to undergo a rehabilitation programme.”
The injury will also raise question marks over whether Jadeja will recover in time for the ODI tri-series in January, which will be India’s preparatory ground for the World Cup. The opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time for the 20-year-old Axar, who has already played 9 ODIs for India taking 14 wickets with best figures of 3/40 against Sri Lanka.