India turn to debutant Avesh for change of fortunes in second Test against South Africa

Tourists reinforce their bowling attack by bringing in the fast bowler in place of Mohammed Shami

By Reuters

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India's Avesh Khan in action during the third one-day international (ODI) agains South Africa and India at Boland Park in Paarl on December 21, 2023. - AFP
India's Avesh Khan in action during the third one-day international (ODI) agains South Africa and India at Boland Park in Paarl on December 21, 2023. - AFP

Published: Fri 29 Dec 2023, 11:50 AM

India reinforced their bowling attack by bringing in fast bowler Avesh Khan in place of Mohammed Shami for the second and final Test against South Africa beginning in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Shami had been picked in the initial squad for the two Tests, but was forced to withdraw due to fitness issues.

His replacement Avesh,27, has not played a Test match for India, but has featured in 19 Twenty20 internationals and eight one-day internationals, taking 27 wickets.

On Friday, India were also fined 10% of their match fee and docked two ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over rate in their innings and 32-run defeat to South Africa in the first test.

"Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India were ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration," cricket governing body ICC said.

Indian squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan

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