Axar Patel ruled out of first Test due to knee injury: BCCI

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New Delhi, India Published: Feb 05, 2021, 11:04 AM(IST)

Axar Patel is set to make his Test debut against Lanka in the Pallekele Test. Photograph:( DNA )

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On Thursday, Axar Patel complained of pain in his left knee during a training session. BCCI released a statement on the 27-year-old's injury. 

Indian all-rounder Axar Patel has been ruled out of the first Test against England in Chennai due to knee injury, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Friday. 

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On Thursday, Axar Patel complained of pain in his left knee during a training session. BCCI released a statement on the 27-year-old's injury. 

"He is being monitored by the BCCI medical team and while his detailed reports are awaited, he will not be available for selection for the opening match," the board said in a statement.

Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar have been added to the squad before the first Test match kicked off on Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

Shahbaz Nadeem replaced the Gujrat-based player in the first Test. 

England won the toss and chose to bat. Opening pair of Rory Burns and Dom Sibley have given the visitors a good start with a 50-run stand.

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