New Delhi: Injured Ravindra Jadeja will be replaced by R Ashwin in the 15-member Rest of India squad that will take on the Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in the Irani Cup which begins on March 14.
Ravindra Jadeja suffered a side strain and has been advised rest, making him unavailable for the prestigious face-off.
Ashwin missed the recently concluded Deodhar Trophy as he was advised a week’s rest but he is fine and raring to go in the Irani Cup.
"He has now recovered and is declared fit to play," BCCI released a statement.
Both Ashwin and Jadeja remain an integral part of the Indian Test team but have lost their limited overs spot to Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.