Axar Patel suffers blows while batting
Axar Patel has suffered a couple of blows while batting against Bangladesh on Friday night.
Washington Sundar to join Indian team as cover for Axar Patel
- Washington Sundar will be joining the Indian team in Colombo as a cover for Axar Patel.
- Axar suffered a couple of blows while batting against Bangladesh on Friday night and needed medical help.
- With Axar’s participation in the final unclear, India has decided to fly in Washington Sundar.
- Washington Sundar is part of India’s Asian Games bound squad.
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 in handy and he can also be used in the first powerplay overs.
Coming at No 8, Axar scored 42 off 34 deliveries in a knock that included three boundaries and two sixes. But during the knock, he suffered two blows, one to his fingers and on his left hand.
First published on: 16-09-2023 at 12:08 IST