Unlucky Axar Patel! Internet unhappy as Ashwin replaces DC all-rounder for WC
The spin-bowling all-rounder also missed the Asia Cup championship game.
India’s 15-person team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023 has had to undergo a last-minute adjustment. Axar Patel had a left quadriceps strain during India’s Asia Cup Super Four match against Bangladesh, and he was unable to make a full recovery in time for the World Cup. The spin-bowling all-rounder also missed the Asia Cup championship game.
He has been replaced by veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who had a brilliant comeback to ODI cricket in the recently finished series against Australia, picking up four wickets in two games.
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Axar Patel was also named conditionally to the team for the last ODI contingent, however he was unable to play when India lost that match in Rajkot by a score of 66 runs.
Many supporters responded on social media to the news that Axar Patel would not be on India’s World Cup 2023 roster owing to injury.
Here are a few of the most prevalent responses:
India have been in outstanding form coming up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 at home, and the hosts won’t accept anything less than a third CWC championship in their trophy case now that their key players have returned from injuries and are ready to go.
With numerous boxes checked, India has everything going their way leading up to the World Cup. They have one of the strongest batting lineups in the game thanks to a tasty bunch of batters that perfectly balance experience and bravado.
One of the top opening combinations in international cricket today is made up of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. They are followed by a strong middle order that includes all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, as well as Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are other members of this elite hitting lineup.
The bowling team has recently put up otherworldly performances, and they have a nice mix of every bowling style under their sleeves as they go after a domestic championship. The speed assault is being led by Bumrah and includes Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur.