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Ashwin replaces injured Jadeja for Irani Cup

Ashwin replaces injured Jadeja for Irani Cup
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Mumbai [India]: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will replace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the Rest of India squad that will take on Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in this year’s Irani Cup, starting from March 14.

Jadeja has a side strain and has been advised rest, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Saturday.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Ashwin as the replacement for injured Ravindra Jadeja in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Cup,” the BCCI said in a statement.

The statement added, “Ashwin missed the recently concluded Deodhar Trophy as he was advised a week’s rest. He has now recovered and is declared fit to play.”

Karun Nair will captain the Irani Cup squad. The match will be played in Nagpur from March 14-18

Rest of India Squad is as below:

Karun Nair (c), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Ankit Rajpoot, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth. (ANI)