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India’s fast bowler Avesh Khan has been ruled out of the Asia Cup. Deepak Chahar has been included in the team in his place. Avesh had fallen ill before the last match against Pakistan. Due to this he was out of two consecutive matches. He was not included in the playing-11 against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super-4 round. Avesh is the second Indian player to be dropped during the Asia Cup. Before him, Ravindra Jadeja was out due to a knee injury.
This edition of the Asia Cup was not a memorable one for Avesh. He played against Pakistan and Hong Kong in the group round. Charges proved costly in both matches. He was able to take only one wicket for 19 runs in two overs against Pakistan. At the same time, against Hong Kong, he conceded 53 runs in four overs. He had a breakthrough in that match as well.
Chahar was preparing to return
Talking about Deepak Chahar, he was seen practicing in the nets before the match in the Super-4 round against Pakistan. He shared a video. Chahar had also posted the dialogues of the famous film 3 Idiots along with the video. He wrote, “Don’t run after success, chase excellence, success will follow you in a flash.”
Chahar was injured in February
Deepak Chahar was injured in February this year. Due to this he had to stay out of many series along with IPL. Chahar made a comeback from the ODI series against Zimbabwe after being out for nearly six months. He bowled superbly. Chahar proved with his bowling that even after being out for such a long time, his momentum remained intact.
India’s squad for Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar.