Avesh Khan ruled out, Deepak Chahar fills in his place; find out more

Indian pacer Avesh Khan has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 due to illness he, will be replaced by seamer Deepak Chahar.

“Avesh has fever, and he has also got sinus-related problems that have escalated post illness. It will not be possible for him to take a further part in the tournament. Deepak Chahar is already there, and he will be drafted in the main squad,” a senior BCCI source told PTI.

Avesh has not been in the best of his form since the West Indies tour and the Indian team management’s worries increased after he was hit for 50-plus runs by the Hong Kong batters.

He missed out the Pakistan game due to fever, but coach Rahul Dravid had expected him to get fit for the remaining games. With Avesh’s sinusitis problems also coming along, the medical team had no option but to rule him out.

However, with Chahar now, India has a very efficient swing bowler, who has a knack of picking wickets in Powerplay overs. He made a comeback recently during the tour of Zimbabwe where he played both the ODIs.

“In any case, Deepak’s comeback was a matter of time as before injury he was ahead in the pecking order compared to Avesh. Yes, it’s an unfortunate circumstance that our fast bowler is out, and we hope Avesh is fit before the Australia series,” reported by the source.

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