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Jadeja to replace injured Axar for first three Australia ODIs

Jadeja to replace injured Axar for first three Australia ODIs

New Delhi: Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday was named as a replacement of injured Axar Patel for the first three ODIs in the five-match series, against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Sunday.

Axar sprained his left ankle during a practice session and has been advised rest.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team is monitoring his recovery.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Ravindra Jadeja as the replacement for Axar Patel,” an official BCCI release stated.

Following the change, the team composition is as follows:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

(ANI)