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Axar Patel Ruled Out of 3rd ODI vs Australia

Ahead of the IND vs AUS 3rd ODI, Indian allrounder Axar Patel has been ruled out of the match after failing to recover from the injury he sustained during the Asia Cup 2023.

Axar Patel Ruled Out of 3rd ODI vs Australia

The spin-bowling allrounder has been out of action since suffering an injury in his thigh during the Super 4 game against Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2023 earlier this month. The physio was seen taping his leg while he was batting in the game before the BCCI confirmed that the allrounder had suffered a left quadriceps strain.

He was then replaced by Washington Sundar in the India squad for the Asia Cup final game. For the ongoing Australia series, Axar Patel was named in the squad for the third and final ODI but his participation depended on his recovery.

As per the current report, Axar Patel has failed to recover from the injury and eventually got eliminated from the last ODI against Australia. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. With Axar Patel sidelined, India had recalled veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the series.

A total of 3 ODI games were scheduled to be played ahead of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 while the series will resume after the ICC event.

Right after India won the 1st ODI game of the series by 5 wickets, both teams are scheduled to play the second game of the series on September 24 at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. With hours ahead of the match, BCCI made an update regarding Jasprit Bumrah’s unavailability for the game.

Mukesh Kumar has been named as the replacement player for Jasprit Bumrah for the 2nd ODI vs Australia.

Winning the toss, Australia decided to bowl first where KL Rahul and Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the inning. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 71 runs in the 1st ODI against Australia on Friday and was expected to score big enough to have a boost ahead of the Asian Games 2023. Gaikwad loses his wicket to Hazlewood in the 4th over after scoring 8 runs.

Following his dismissal, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill each scored a century and pushed India’s score beyond 200 runs. With KL Rahul’s 52 and Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 72 runs, India scored 399 runs at the end of 50 overs.

On the other hand, Australia made a struggling start by losing a couple of wickets within 10 runs. Following captain’s dismissal, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne made an 80-run stand. The partnership was then broken by Ashwin by dismissing Labuschagne for 27 runs.

Soon Indian spinners started to dominate the game where Ashwin and Jadeja bagged 3 wickets each and paved the way for India to seal the victory. Australia managed to score 217 runs after losing 10 wickets in 28.2 overs while the 2nd inning was reduced to 33 overs with a revised DLS target of 317 runs due to rain.

The last and final game of the Australia tour of India 2023 ODI series will be played on September 27 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

India squad for the third ODI vs Australia

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

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