Hardik, Axar & Shardul ruled out of Asia Cup

Hardik PandyaCredits: BCCI

The Senior Selection Committee has decided to make three changes to the Indian squad for the ongoing Asia Cup owing to injuries to three members of the team.

· All-rounder Hardik Pandya suffered an acute lower back spasm during the game against Pakistan and is undergoing treatment and assessment by the BCCI medical team. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Deepak Chahar will replace Hardik Pandya in the squad.

· Left-arm spinner Axar Patel injured his left index finger while fielding in the game against Pakistan. He was sent for scans and the results showed that he had a tendon tear. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Ravindra Jadeja will replace Axar Patel in the squad.

· Right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur experienced right hip and groin soreness after the game against Hong Kong. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Siddharth Kaul will replace Shardul Thakur in the squad.

Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja & Siddharth Kaul will join the team on Thursday.

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