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‘Der Aaye Durust Aaye’: Fans React as Ravichandran Ashwin Replaces Axar Patel in India’s Final World Cup Squad

By Sampad May2,2024
R Ashwin replaced Axar Patel in ODI World Cup squad (AFP Image)

R Ashwin replaced Axar Patel in ODI World Cup squad (AFP Image)

Ravichandran Ashwin travelled with the Indian team to Guwahati where they will play the first warm-up game against England on Saturday, September 30.

Ravichandran Ashwin finally managed to get an entry into India’s ODI World Cup squad as he has replaced injured Axar Patel from the final 15 for the mega event starting October 5. Ashwin shone in the ODI series against Australia where he claimed three wickets in the second ODI and made a case for himself for the ODI World Cup. India, who didn’t pick any right-arm spinner in the preliminary squad, decided to replace the injured Axar with Ashwin who has played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.

“Axar Patel has failed to recover in time for the World Cup after sustaining a left quadriceps strain during India’s Asia Cup Super Four encounter against Bangladesh. The spin-bowling all-rounder missed the final of the Asia Cup as a result,” ICC stated in a media release.

“Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named his replacement, who was impressive on his return to ODI cricket in the recently concluded series against Australia where he picked up four wickets in two games,” the release further stated.

A few minutes before the announcement, veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik predicted Ashwin to get a place in the WC squad.

The fans on social media networking site X, formerly known as Twitter, reacted after Ashwin replaced Axar in the final WC squad.

Previously, Axar was part of the 2015 squad and is now all set to miss out on his second ODI World Cup after sustaining a left quadriceps strain during India’s Asia Cup Super Four encounter against Bangladesh, subsequently missing the final of the continental event.

Ashwin travelled with the Indian team to Guwahati where they will play the first warm-up game against England on Saturday, September 30.

India World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

By Sampad

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