Varun Chakaravarthy was not available for selection for the game against Afghanistan.© AFP
Injury-prone mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy’s fitness issues cropped up as he was ruled out of India’s T20 World Cup game against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. “Varun Chakaravarthy has a left calf issue. He was not available for selection for this game,” a BCCI media statement said. Chakaravarthy failed to get a single wicket in the two games that he played and had the injury not cropped up, he was supposed to be benched as neither Pakistan nor New Zealand did have any problem in facing him.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who last played an international game in June in the World Test Championship, finally got a game after nearly four and half months.
In fact, Ashwin is playing a white-ball game after four years, having last donned the blue jersey in the West Indies back in 2017.
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