Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining matches of the Asia Cup T20 due to a knee injury. Indian selectors have replaced Jadeja with standby all-rounder Akshar Patel in the squad. Jadeja is troubled by a right knee injury. Now the Indian team management hopes that he will be fit before the T20 World Cup starts in October.
Earlier, Jadeja had to miss the West Indies tour in July due to a knee injury. Of course, the BCCI did not clarify the severity of Jadeja’s knee injury and how long it will take to recover. India has to play a bilateral series against Australia and South Africa before the T20 World Cup.
Jadeja played a crucial role in India’s victory over Pakistan in the first group match of the Asia Cup. He came in to bat at number four and scored 35 runs off 29 balls to lay the foundation for the victory. He also excelled in bowling. Stand-by players included Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar along with Akshar. Deepak joined the team. Now Akshar will join the team by Saturday itself.
Indian Team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Rahul (Vice Captain), Kohli, Suryakumar, Hooda, Pant (V.K.), D. Karthik (V.K.), Hardik Pandya, Akshar Patel, R. Ashwin, Chahal, Bishnoi, B. Kumar, Arshdeep, Avesh.