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Axar Patel to replace Ravindra Jadeja for 3rd Test

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been named as a replacement for suspended in the 15-member Indian team for the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Kandy on August 12.

"The All-Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday named Axar Patel as the replacement for in the team for the 3rd Test, which starts from August 12, 2017, at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium," acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.

Axar was part of the A team that outplayed 'A' last night by seven wickets to retain the tri- series trophy they won four years ago.

Jadeja was on Sunday suspended for the third Test as his accumulated demerit points reached six within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the Code of Conduct during the second Test.

have sealed the Test series against after winning the second Test at the SSC in Colombo by an innings and 53 runs. The visitors had won the first Test at Galle by 304 runs.

Team: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 10:22 IST