Shardul replaces Axar in India’s T20 World Cup squad

Dubai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur and left-arm spin all-rounder Axar Patel will swap places in India’s squad for the men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman.

It means that Thakur moves into Patel’s place in the main squad while Patel takes Thakur’s place in the stand-by players’ list.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee after a discussion with the team management has added Shardul Thakur to the main squad. All-rounder Axar Patel, who was part of the 15-member squad will now be on the list of stand-by players,” said a release from the BCCI.

This is the only change made by the Indian team till now after announcing the 15-member squad and stand-by players on September 8.

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