Just 2 days after the Indian team made its berth in the Super Four confirmed, a major change in the team squad was announced. Ravindra Jadeja looked in great touch in the first clash versus Pakistan, returning from an injury that he sustained during the IPL 2022. However, this comeback was shortlived as the BCCI on Friday issued a statement stating Ravindra Jadeja has injured his knee and is ruled out of the tournament, Axar Patel has been named as his replacement for the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. India’s next clash will be on 4th September, the opponent will be decided after Pakistan and Hong Kong’s clash tonight.
Axar Patel replaces Ravindra Jadeja in Asia Cup 2022 Squad
BCCI issued a press release announcing Axar Patel as the replacement.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the ongoing Asia Cup. Ravindra Jadeja has sustained a right knee injury and is ruled out of the tournament. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team,” read the official statement. In addition, it stated that Axar will soon join the team in Dubai soon. He was originally named as the standby in the India squad for Asia Cup 2022.
Earlier this year, Ravindra Jadeja had badly hurt his ribs attempting a catch against RCB in the IPL 2022. This kept him out of cricket for a long time. Now, that he has injured his knee again, the matter is of great concern to India as Ravindra Jadeja’s all-around capabilities are very crucial for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. He has been batting very well since last year. Therefore, his recovery in time is very important.