Akshar called up as Jadeja’s replacement for ongoing Test series against Australia

Patel has yet to make his Test debut

Patel has yet to make his Test debut

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India spinner Akshar Patel has been called up as all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s replacement for the ongoing Test series against Australia.

Jadeja will return back to India to undergo rehabilitation after sustaining a shoulder injury.

According to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel, Jadeja will be out of action for three to four weeks.

“The selectors will decide upon his World Cup selection based on his recovery till the selection committee meets,” Patel added.

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