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Injured Axar Patel out of England ODIs, T20s

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Published : Dec 27, 2016, 2:22 pm IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2016, 2:23 pm IST

The Indian all-rounder injured his thumb while fielding during the fifth India versus England Test in Chennai.

Axar Patel, although not a regular in India’s playing XI in ODIs and T20s, is the ninth ranked bowler in ICC ODI rankings. (Photo: AP)
 Axar Patel, although not a regular in India’s playing XI in ODIs and T20s, is the ninth ranked bowler in ICC ODI rankings. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Indian all-rounder Axar Patel has been ruled out of the ODI and T20 series against England, it was learnt.

The injury list of Indian cricketers keeps growing after it was reported that Axar would not play the six limited-overs matches against Eoin Morgan-led unit.

While Rohit Sharma is out of the series as he is recovering from a surgery and R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are likely to be rested, Mohammed Shami won’t feature in the series after he complained of sore knee during the recently concluded India-England Test series.

Axar, although was not a part of India’s Test squad, injured his thumb as he came in as a substitute fielder in the final Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Gujarat all-rounder, who was called in as a back-up for Jayant Yadav, suffered a ligament tear after a Liam Dawson shot hit him.

Axar is still finding his feet in International cricket and gets a chance to be in India’s playing XI only when the regulars are a not part of the team. However, he played all the five ODIs against New Zealand.

Meanwhile, there is no assurance whether Ajinkya Rahane, who injured his finger during the training session ahead of fourth India-England Test in Mumbai, Hardik Pandya, who injured his shoulder, and Karun Nair, who had to undergo scans during the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Tamil Nadu will take any part in the six games India will play under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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