All-rounder Axar Patel is likely to miss the first two ODIs of the series against Australia, which is slated to begin on September 22. The Gujarat-born cricketer is currently dealing with a hamstring injury, and hence he is expected to be out of action for at least 10 more days.
Speaking about Axar after the win against Sri Lanka, India skipper Rohit Sharma stated that the cricketer suffered a tear and everything depends on how quickly he recovers. He sounds optimistic regarding Axar’s recovery, but doesn’t want to risk ahead of the World Cup.
“Axar, he had a small tear, not sure. Looks like may be a week or 10 days. We just have to wait and see how his injury progresses because every individual is different. Some guys recover quickly. I am hoping with Axar that’s the case. We will wait and see what happens with him. I am not too sure if he will play the first two games against Australia at home. But we will wait and see,” Rohit was quoted as saying by India Today.
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“He was not available for this game because there were certain parameters kept for him to tick off. Today, I think he completed most of it. 99 percent, he should be okay, as of now. He batted and field for long hours, before we came today, he was on the ground. So he is looking good at this point in time, I don’t think it’s a worry for us,” Rohit mentioned.