Washington Sundar to join Indian squad as Axar Patel’s cover for Asia Cup final: Report

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Spin all-rounder Washington Sundar is reportedly set to join India’s ODI squad as injury cover to  Axar Patel for the Asia Cup final. Axar suffered a few blows to his hands in the last match of Super Four in the Asian tournament. The Southpaw batted in the last period of the 266-run chase but failed to get India over the line. 

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Sundar will travel to Colombo as a cover for Axar ahead of the final against Sri Lanka. It added that the Delhi Capitals all-rounder’s injury extent is unknown but there are doubts over his participation in the summit clash. Sundar last played an ODI for India in January 2023 and his last India outing came in August 2023 when he played a T20I for the Men in Blue.

Sundar has been troubled with injury issues in his own cricket career. The Tamil Nadu-born star was recently ruled out in the middle of the IPL 2023 due to a hamstring injury. He played ODIs against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in 2023 and was also part of the squad that faced Australia in a three-match series. However, he could not make it to the Playing XI in that series. Before this, he missed the second leg of IPL 2021 with a finger injury and was forced to stay away from International cricket at the end due to a Covid-19 infection.

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