Avesh Khan added to India squad for Cape Town Test

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Avesh Khan has 149 wickets in 38 first-class matches
Avesh Khan has 149 wickets in 38 first-class matches © BCCI

Madhya Pradesh fast bowler Avesh Khan, who made his ODI and T20I debuts last year, has been added to India's Test squad for the second fixture against South Africa in Cape Town, starting on January 3.

Shami was named in the initial squad picked for the tour, subject to a fitness clearance. That however did not come from the BCCI medical team and he was subsequently ruled out of the series.

After the first Test in Centurion, which India lost by an innings, BCCI named the replacement. Avesh played in the ODI series in South Africa earlier this month, picking six wickets in three outings. In first class cricket, Avesh has 149 wickets in 38 matches, including seven five-wicket hauls.

India squad for 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan




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