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Axar has had a good IPL overall and in the UAE leg, being particularly impressive with his economy rate.

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He has likely been moved to the reserves since Ravindra Jadeja would be the first-choice pick for left-arm fingerspinning allrounder in the team,

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and Axar provides an almost like-for-like option.

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Should Jadeja be injured or unavailable, Axar will come into the main squad.

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Apart from the reserves, the eight players who are going to be part of the Indian team's bubble and help with preparations are mostly pure bowlers.

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Venkatesh Iyer is the only one whose primary suit is not bowling, although he could well be an additional cover for the seam-bowling allrounder's spot.

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Among the rest, Avesh, Umran, Harshal and Shahbaz have all been involved in the IPL and have achieved varying degrees of success.

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Avesh has had a sterling season with Capitals, being entrusted with the tough overs in the powerplay and at the death, and has picked up 23 wickets in 15 games.

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