India vs Sri Lanka: Axar Patel to debut in Pallekele Test after being named Ravindra Jadeja's replacement

Axar Patel was part of the India A team that outplayed South Africa 'A' last night by seven wickets to retain the tri- series trophy they won four years ago.

PTI, Aug, 09 2017

Colombo: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been named as a replacement for suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the 15-member Indian team for the third Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Kandy on 12 August.

India's Axar Patel bowls in the nets during a practice session ahead of their first one-day international cricket match against South Africa in Kanpur, India, October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - RTS3UJ5

File image of Axar Patel. Reuters

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the team for the 3rd Test, which starts from 12 August, 2017 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.

Axar was part of the India A team that outplayed South Africa 'A' last night by seven wickets to retain the tri- series trophy they won four years ago.

Jadeja was on Sunday suspended for the third Test as his accumulated demerit points reached six within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test.

India have sealed the Test series against Sri Lanka after winning the second Test at the SSC in Colombo by an innings and 53 runs. The visitors had won the first Test at Galle by 304 runs.

Team: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.

Published Date: Aug 09, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 09, 2017




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