Akshar out of first test due to knee injury, Rahul Chahar and Shahbaz Nadeem in team

Chennai, Feb 5 (English) Spin bowling all-rounder Akshar Patel was ruled out of the first Test against England due to left knee pain. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and leg-spinner Deepak Chahar have been included in the main team from the list of standby players. “Akshar Patel has been ruled out of the first match of the Paytm Test series against England,” Jai Shah, secretary of the Board of Cricket in India, said in a release. He had pain in his left knee during the team’s optional practice session on Thursday. “He is being treated by the BCCI medical team.” Detailed report is awaited right now. He is not available for selection in the first match. “Akshar was selected as an alternative to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is out of the team due to injury. “The selection committee has kept spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar in the team,” the release said. Both were practicing with the team due to being on standby. ”