As a cover for injured Axar Patel for the Asia Cup Final, Washington Sundar called up

As cover for injured Axar Patel Washington Sundar has been called for the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka on Sunday. On Friday, Axar sustained several injuries during India's six-run loss to Bangladesh in their last Super Four match. The extent of his injuries is currently unknown, and hence, bowling all-rounder Washington, who was part of India's Asian Games squad, has been called up as a precautionary measure. As per the statement by the BCCI official, "Axar is currently suffering from multiple injuries. He has hurt his little finger, got hit on the forearm by a throw from deep, and most importantly, has developed a hamstring niggle. So Washington has been called."

More than the swelling on his forehand, it is the hamstring issue of Axar that will keep the Indian team management worried with just three weeks to go for the World Cup. Washington, who bowls off-spin, last played an ODI at home against New Zealand in January this year.

Sep 16, 2023 7:57 AM