Hardik, Axar, Shardul out of Asia Cup; Jadeja, Kaul, Chahar included in the squad

Ravindra Jadeja, right-arm fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul have been added to the team in the Asia Cup 2018 after the injured trio of Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur were out of the game, BCCI announced.

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Pandya pulled out of the game after he got an acute lower back injury. The incident took place in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings when he was bowling his fifth over. The release also read that Thakur experienced right hip and groin soreness after the game against Hong Kong, while left-arm spinner Axar injured his left index finger while fielding in the game against Pakistan.

After beating Hong Kong and Pakistan in group encounters, India will now face Bangladesh on September 21, Pakistan on September 23 and Afghanistan on September 25.


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