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Asia Cup 2018: Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Siddharth Kaul to join Team India in UAE

Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul will join the Indian squad on Thursday.

SNS | New Delhi |

All-rounder Deepak Chahar will join Team India in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday as a replacement for Hardik Pandya, who has been ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a back injury.

Hardik Pandya suffered an acute lower back spasm during the game against Pakistan and is undergoing treatment and assessment by the BCCI medical team. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday also announced that Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul would replace Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel injured his left index finger while fielding in the game against Pakistan on Wednesday. Patel was sent for scans and the results showed that he had a tendon tear. The 24-year-old spinner will be unavailable for the remainder of Asia Cup 2018. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will replace Axar Patel in the squad.

Right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur experienced right hip and groin soreness after the game against Hong Kong on Tuesday. Thakur will be unavailable for the remainder of the tournament. Siddharth Kaul will replace Shardul Thakur in team India.

Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul will join the Indian squad on Thursday.