Players Apart From Ravichandran Ashwin Who Can Replace Axar Patel In India's World Cup Squad

Published - 27 Sep 2023, 03:04 PM

Axar Patel
Axar Patel (Credits: Getty Images)

India has faced a big blow ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023 as Axar Patel is expected to be ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Axar Patel was part of India’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2023. However, he got injured during Asia Cup 2023 after executing a stunning batting stint in the tournament.

Ravichandran Ashwin is being seen as a good replacement for Axar Patel in India’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2023. The right-arm spinner has also shown a decent performance in the ongoing ODI series against Australia. However, Ashwin has not played ODIs for a long time.

Hence, India can also go ahead with someone else to replace Patel. In this listicle, we talk about 3 players apart from Ravichandran Ashwin who can replace Axar Patel in India’s World Cup squad.

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Players Apart From Ravichandran Ashwin Who Can Replace Axar Patel In India’s World Cup Squad

3. Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal, Indian Bowler
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Yuzvendra Chahal was not picked in the ICC World Cup 2023 as Kuldeep Yadav picked his spot in the squad with his fabulous performance in 2023. If Axar Patel is ruled out, the team can go ahead with Chahal in his place.

If Chahal is picked in India’s squad, the team will get a right-arm spinner. This will help the team to strengthen their variation in the spin department. Chahal has a lot of experience in ODIs, hunting 121 wickets in 72 games since his debut in 2016.

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2. Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed (Credits: Twitter)

Shahbaz Ahmed can be a good replacement for Axar Patel in the ICC World Cup 2023 if we overlook Ravichandran Ashwin. Shahbaz Ahmed owns a similar profile of spin all-rounder like Patel.

The left-arm spinner played 3 ODIs for India last year, picking 3 wickets at a good economy of just 4.81. Ahmed also has the ability to bat and has a lot of experience in the Indian Premier League.

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1. Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Washington Sundar is another player who can replace Axar Patel in India’s squad for ICC World Cup 2023. Like Patel, Washington Sundar is also a spin all-rounder. Moreover, being a right-arm spinner, he will give variation in the spin department as the team only has left-arm spinners.

Sundar is a powerful batter too and with his ability to smash big shots, he can be a valuable addition to the lower order. In 17 ODIs so far, Sundar has scored 233 runs and picked 16 wickets at an average of 27.19.

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