India vs England Test Series: Axar Patel ruled out of the first test due to knee pain

India vs England Test Series: Axar Patel ruled out of the first test due to knee pain

India vs England Test Series: Axar Patel ruled out of the first test due to knee pain.

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India vs England Test Series: Team India’s bowling all-rounder Axar Patel is ruled out of the opener of the four games test series against England. The all-rounder complaint of knee pain during the optional practice session on Thursday. 

Patel will be monitored with the concerned medical teams for the next few days. “Axar Patel has been ruled out of the first Paytm Test against England. 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,” BCCI said in a statement.

In addition to that, BCCI also announced that standby spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar have been added to the squad following the complaint of the all-rounder.

“All India Senior Selection Committee on Thursday has added two spinners  Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar to the squad. Both the players were training with the squad as a stand-by player,” BCCI said.

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The opener of the four games test series will commence on Friday and will be held behind the closed gates. However,  50 per cent crowd will be available for the second test match as confirmed by BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). First two games will be hosted in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai while the last two will move to Ahmedabad.

Team India’s playing 11 for the first test:

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli ©, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

England’s playing 11 for the first test:

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, and James Anderson.

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