Due to a fever-related sickness, pacer Avesh Khan has been ruled out of playing in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup, a top BCCI official revealed on Tuesday.
Seamer Deepak Chahar, who was in stand by for the event, has been drafted in.
“Avesh has a fever and sinus issues that have gotten worse since being sick. He won’t be able to continue competing in the competition. Deepak Chahar is already present and will be included to the starting lineup.
After being hit for more than 50 runs by Hong Kong batters, Avesh’s dismal performance since the West Indies tour caused the Indian team management more concern.
Due to a sickness, he was unable to play against Pakistan, but his coach Rahul Dravid had anticipated that he would recover in time for the remaining contests.
The medical staff was forced to exclude Avesh after his sinusitis issues resurfaced.
Chahar, though, is a very effective swing bowler for India who excels at taking off batsmen during Powerplay overs.
During a recent tour to Zimbabwe, he made a comeback by playing two 50-over matches.
The Asia Cup team was chosen before the Zimbabwe tour, therefore the selectors were unable to include him in the starting lineup because his match fitness hadn’t been established by that point.
“In any case, Deepak’s comeback was inevitable because, before to injury, he had an advantage over Avesh in the hierarchy. Yes, it is regrettable that our fast bowler has been removed from the game, and we hope Avesh is fully recovered before the Australia series “added the source.