Rohit Sharma’s Team India received a big blow ahead of their first Super 4 match in Asia Cup 2022 as India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the tournament. Axar Patel, who performed in the West Indies series, has been named his replacement. Axar Patel was earlier named as one of the standbys in the squad and will join the team in Dubai soon. Jadeja had played a key role in India’s victory over Pakistan in their opening Asia Cup match. The all-rounder played a crucial knock of 35 runs to guide the team to victory with Hardik Pandya anchoring the innings on the other end. India triumphed over Pakistan by five wickets in a tight contest.
NEWS – Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup squad.
In the second match, Suryakumar Yadav’s stylish 68* and Virat Kohli’s 59* helped India secure a spot into the Super Four round of Asia Cup 2022 after defeating Hong Kong by 40 runs here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India have booked their place in the Super Four by defeating Pakistan and Hong Kong.
Pakistan and Hong Kong will meet on Friday to decide the second Super Four team from Group A. The super Four round of the Asia Cup 2022 will begin on Saturday.
BCCI’s statement read, “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. 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.”
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