India vs Australia: Axar Patel ruled out of first 3 ODIs due to injury, Ravindra Jadeja named as replacement

Axar Patel suffered the injury while playing football and has been advised rest, said BCCI in a statement

PTI, September 16, 2017

Chennai: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel was ruled out of India's first three ODIs against Australia, starting on Sunday, after spraining his left ankle during practice session, and Ravindra Jadeja has been named in his place.

Cricket - Sri Lanka v India - India Team Practice Session - Dambulla, Sri Lanka - August 18, 2017 - India's Axar Patel bowls. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte - RC1DF2C9D2E0

Axar Patel ruled out for first 3 ODIs against Australia, after spraining his ankle during practice session on the eve of the 1st ODI. Reuters

Axar suffered the injury while playing football and the BCCI said in a statement that he has been advised rest.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Ravindra Jadeja as the replacement for Axar Patel in the team for the first three ODIs in the five-match series against Australia starting 17 September, 2017 in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai," the BCCI said.

"Axar sprained his left ankle during a practice session and has been advised rest. The BCCI medical team is monitoring his recovery," it added.

Axar had figured in the four matches during the recent five-ODI series against Sri Lanka, taking six wickets, and was also a part of the one-off T20 International.

Jadeja did not figure in the original 16-member Indian squad for the first three ODIs, which was announced on 10 September.

The Indian team is without opener Shikhar Dhawan, who has been released from the original 16-man squad to attend to his ailing wife.

Published Date: September 16, 2017 | Updated Date: September 16, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114