India all-rounder Washington Sundar to join India squad ahead of Asia Cup final
NEW DELHI: India all-rounder Washington Sundar is set to join the India squad ahead of the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The 23-year-old Sundar has been picked as a replacement for Axar Patel, who experienced niggles during the Super Four encounter against Bangladesh, a match that India narrowly lost by six runs.
Sundar’s addition raises concerns for Axar Patel
- The likelihood of Axar missing out on the final has increased
- The final will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo
- Sundar, currently attending a camp in Bengaluru, is part of India squad for the upcoming Asian Games
- Sundar last played an ODI against New Zealand in January this year
Axar Patel’s valiant innings against Bangladesh
Axar scored a valiant 42 off 34 against Bangladesh in the inconsequential ‘Super 4’ match, but it didn’t prove enough. He is an important all-rounder for India going into the World Cup, and the team management may not want to take any chances with his injury.