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Axar Patel called up to India Test squad

Spinner Axar Patel has been called up to the Indian Test squad for the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka

He has been brought in as a replacement for the suspended Ravindra Jadeja. 

Jadeja was suspended for 1 Test match after the 2nd match due to disciplinary issues. 

He threw the ball at batsman Malinda Pushpakumara "in a dangerous manner" according to the on-field umpires.  

He was given three demerit points, taking his total to six demerit points inside a 24-month period which triggered a one-Test suspension. 

Axar Patel has played ODIs and T20s for India previously but is yet to debut in Tests. 

India have already won the 3-match series 2-0. 

India squad:  

Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund

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