Moving towards the World Cup 2023, Team India's concern has increased a bit. Left-wing Akshar Patel, who was out of the first two ODIs against Australia due to injury, has also been ruled out of the last match. The last ODI will be played in Rajkot on September 27 (Wednesday). Akshar, who was injured in the Asia Cup recently, has not fully recovered from the injury. According to the report, the budding all-rounder is currently undergoing a rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy.
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Due to the absence of
Akshar, the selectors selected Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar in the team. And Offi Ashwin also got to play both matches. Ashwin returned to the team after about one and a half years. And now the latest situation is again going to give them a chance in the third match. Ashwin has taken 17 wickets for 88 runs in 4 overs in two matches. And his eco-rate (5.17) has caught the attention of the management and selectors.
... And the signs are that...
After the current situation, there are indications that Akshar Patel may be fit for the warm-up matches of the World Cup 2023. And this situation has created a big challenge in front of the management and the chief selector. Now that Ravichandran's chances of selection in the World Cup 2023 have become strong, the selectors have not announced Patel's replacement for the third ODI. Under the rules of the World Cup 2023, any team can change its XI by the 29th of this month.