Will Axar Patel be Ready to play in the ODI World Cup in 2023? Updated report on significant injuries

Will Axar Patel be ready to play in the ODI World Cup in 2023? Updated report on significant injuries. After taking a one-match sabbatical, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will come back for the third One-Day International against Australia. However, reports from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) claim that all-rounder Axar Patel may need a few more days to heal from his quadricep rupture before the World Cup. 

Despite Ravichandran Ashwin’s successful performance in his two appearances, Axar’s fitness is still a concern for the team management. The team values Axar, a left-arm spin bowling all-rounder, highly.

“The administration of the squad wants to give Axar every opportunity to recuperate. His finger and forearm wounds have healed, but he might not be ready for the World Cup for another few days. Since India’s first game is on September 8, there is still time.”

We now know that Ashwin is match-ready and in rhythm, so that’s good news. Under the condition of anonymity, a BCCI source with knowledge of the matter informed PTI that if Axar is unable to play, Ashwin will step in.

The final roster will be announced on September 27. It is well known that Axar continues to be the team management’s preferred option for the reserve spinner post, beating out the veteran from Tamil Nadu.

The dynamic bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur and the youthful batting phenom Shubhman Gill have both been found to have been given some well-deserved downtime before the third ODI on Wednesday in Rajkot.

Bumrah, who had been given a few days off to rehydrate, has returned in accordance with the team’s rotation policy, along with captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav. Along with Shardul Thakur, Gill, who has been playing nonstop, will have 3–4 days to rest up, the source continued.

Ruturaj Gaikwad, the captain of India’s Asian Games cricket team, who participated in the first two ODIs, has been dropped from the team since he will join the team traveling to Hangzhou. Moreover, pacer Mukesh Kumar, who was providing coverage.

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