Will Axar Patel recover in time for Cricket World Cup 2023? Report provides mass injury update


Akshar Patel in action for the Indian cricket team© AFP

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will be available for the third ODI against Australia after the one-match break, but all-rounder Axar Patel will be given a few more days to recover from his quadricep tear ahead of the World Cup, BCCI sources said. monday. While Ravichandran Ashwin has performed well in his two matches, the team management is still bullish on the fitness of left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Axar. “The team management wants to give Axar full chance to recover. His arm and finger injuries have healed, but he may be fit for the World Cup in the next few days. India’s first match on September 8 And so now is the time.”

A BCCI source close to the development told PTI on condition of anonymity, “As far as Ashwin is concerned, we now know that he is match fit and in form. If Axar is not able to do so then Ashwin comes.”

The final squad announcement is on September 27 and it is understood that Axar still remains the team management’s top choice for the reserve spinner’s spot ahead of the experienced Tamil Nadu player.

It is understood that young batting star Shubhman Gill and bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur have been given a few days’ rest before the third ODI to be held in Rajkot on Wednesday.

“As per the team’s rotation policy, Bumrah, who was given a few days off to freshen up, is back along with captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav. Gill, who has been playing consistently, He has got a chance to cool down his heels with Shardul Thakur for 3-4 days,” the source said.

Ruturaj, Mukesh released for Asian Games

India’s Asian Games cricket team captain Ruturaj Gaikwad, who played the first two ODIs, has been released from the squad as he will join the Hangzhou-bound outfit. Apart from this, fast bowler Mukesh Kumar, who had come as cover for Bumrah, has also been released, who has been given a break.

It is understood that Washington Sundar will also leave on the evening of the game or the day after.

While there will be no traveling net bowlers in the Indian World Cup-bound squad, the likes of Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Arshdeep Singh and Mukesh Kumar will be called upon as and when required.

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