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Ravichandran Ashwin has been named to India’s World Cup team.

The world’s number one Test bowler replaces injured left-armer Axar Patel in the interim squad.

Ashwin, 37, who has 115 one-day international caps, played his first game in the format in 18 months in India’s recent series win over Australia.

On October 8, India will kick off the World Cup against Australia.

Axar has been ruled out due to a thigh injury received during the Asia Cup, which India won by thumping Sri Lanka.

The fitness of Jasprit Bumrah, who returned for the Australia series after almost a year out with a back ailment, has strengthened the hosts’ expectations.

In home conditions, India is a strong possibility to win their first global title since 2011.

India World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav.


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