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CRICKET: Akshar Patel included for remaining WI ODIs

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel has been added as the 15th member to an unchanged India squad for the remaining two One-Day Internationals (ODI) against West Indies.

Akshar, who has played three ODIs, made his India debut against Bangladesh in June following a strong India Premier League season.

He was the second-most successful spinner in the recent Champions League Twenty20 behind West Indies off spinner Sunil Narine with eight wickets from five games at an economy-rate of 6.15.

Akshar, along with Manish Pandey, has also been included in the 14-man squad for the only Twenty20 international that follows the ODIs.

Suresh Raina, who hasn't played Tests since August 2012, will lead the Board President's side in the three-day match in Kanpur before the Test series.

Rohit Sharma, who has been sidelined since the England tour in August with a finger injury, is also part of the squad for the Kanpur game, as is young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav.


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