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Axar Patel ruled out of first Test; Shahbaz Nadeem & Rahul Chahar added to India squad

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 05, 2021

England’s Tour of India

Axar Patel ruled out of first Test; Shahbaz Nadeem & Rahul Chahar added to India squad

Axar Patel has been ruled out of the first Paytm Test against England to be played in Chennai from Friday. The all-rounder complained of pain in his left knee during Team India’s optional training session on Thursday. He is being monitored by the BCCI Medical Team and while his detailed reports are awaited, he will not be available for selection for the opening match.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar to India’s squad. Both Nadeem and Chahar have been training with Team India as part of the standby group of players.

JAY SHAH
Honorary Secretary
BCCI