Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur out of Asia Cup with injuries; Ravindra Jadeja recalled

Injuries keep mounting for Team India in the ongoing Asia Cup in the UAE. After Hardik Pandya’s injury yesterday against Pakistan, its the turn of left arm spinner Axar Patel and medium pacer Shardul Thakur to be out of the tournament through injury .

Medium pacer Deepak Chahar is the replacement for all-rounder Hardik Pandya while Ravindra Jadeja makes a comeback into the ODI set up after a year, to replace Axar Patel and Siddarth Kaul replaces Shardul Thakur.

“Axar injured his left index finger while fielding as a substitute during Wednesday’s clash against Pakistan. Subsequent scans revealed a tendon tear,” a BCCI press release stated.

Meanwhile it is doubtful if Hardik Pandya will be fit in time to play the home series against West Indies which is just 6 days after the Asia Cup.