Pandya, Axar and Thakur out of Asia Cup
Hardik Pandya will miss the rest of the Asia Cup due to a back injury and India must also do without Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur for the remainder of the tournament.
Pandya was taken off on a stretcher after suffering an acute lower back spasm while bowling in a crushing eight-wicket win over fierce rivals Pakistan in Dubai on Wednesday.
The all-rounder is undergoing treatment and will continue to be assessed by the BCCI medical team, with Deepak Chahar replacing him in the squad.
Spinner Axar tore a tendon in his left index finger while fielding against Sarfraz Ahmed's side, so Ravindra Jadeja comes in to take his place.
Siddharth Kaul has been drafted in as a result of the hip and groin soreness which will prevent paceman Thakur from playing any further part in the competition.
India qualified for the Super Four stage after topping Group A with two wins out of two.
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Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul named as replacements in the squad. More details here - https://t.co/mG3ggtLtrnpic.twitter.com/HHYR5BcCRx