R Ashwin To Replace Ravindra Jadeja In Irani Cup
By CricShots - Mar 10, 2018 7:51 am
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The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as the replacement for the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the upcoming Irani Cup cricket tournament, on Saturday.

R Ashwin will replace Ravindra Jadeja in Irani Cup

Jadeja sustaining a side strain recently and therefore he will miss the match against Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha. The recent statement by BCCI read, “The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named R Ashwin as the replacement for injured Ravindra Jadeja in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Cup. Jadeja suffered a side strain and has been adviced rest.”

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Earlier, Ashwin was supposed to lead the squad but missed the recently concluded Deodhar Trophy as the physio suggested him a rest for a week following an injury. However, according to the BCCI, he has now recovered and has been declared fit to play. Both Ashwin and Jadeja remain an integral part of the Indian Test team but have lost their limited overs position to the talented wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Ashwin couldn’t manage to play in Deodhar Trophy

Karun Nair has been named the skipper of the Rest of India squad while they have also got talented players like Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal in their line-up. The Rest of India will face the Ranji Trophy champions in Nagpur from March 14-18.

Rest of India Squad:

Karun Nair (c), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Ankit Rajpoot, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth