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Axar Patel returns to India squad for final two ODIs

Axar Patel is back in the Indian squad after missing the first three games
Axar Patel is back in the Indian squad after missing the first three games

India have recalled left-arm-spinner Axar Patel for the final two One-Day Internationals against Australia to be played in Bangalore and Nagpur.

The 23-year-old, who was originally named in the squad for the first three games was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja after he sustained an ankle injury during training ahead of the first game in Chennai.

However, he has now reclaimed his place in the squad after recovering from the injury and will be hoping to play some part in the remaining two games as India have already claimed the series 3-0 following their wins in Chennai, Kolkata, and Indore.

Meanwhile, the success of wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has managed to keep Jadeja out of the line-up for the first three games. The two spinners were instrumental in India's series win as they shared 13 wickets between them in three games with Kuldeep even recording his first hat-trick during the second game at Eden Gardens.

Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the first three games to take care of his sick wife has been given an extended break.

India squad for final two ODIs:

Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel.

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