Axar Patel, a left-arm spinner for the Indian Cricket team, will probably need more time to recover than originally planned, forcing a change to the team's World Cup 2023 squad.
In the Super Fours match against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup 2023, Patel unfortunately sustained a left quadriceps strain and has since been sidelined from the team.
Ravichandran Ashwin, a seasoned off-spinner, has been named as Patel's replacement for the World Cup, which will begin in India on October 5. In the most recent series against Australia, Ashwin made his ODI comeback after a hiatus of 21 months, and he excelled with the ball in the second ODI. Notably, Ashwin collected four wickets in two innings at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 5.17 to end as the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the most recent series.
India World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.