Asia Cup : India brings in cover for injured Axar Patel

September 16, 2023 at 12:52 PM

Washington Sundar will be joining the Indian team in Colombo as a cover for Axar Patel. The southpaw suffered a couple of blows while batting against Bangladesh on Friday night and needed medical help on a couple of occasions.

With Axar’s participation in the final unclear, India have decided to fly in Washington Sundar. The all-rounder is part of India’s Asian Games bound squad and will link up with the team later in the day.

Washington’s inclusion isn’t surprising as against a Sri Lanka batting unit that has a couple of left-handers at the top, his off-breaks will come handy and he can also be used in the first powerplay overs. (Indian Express)