Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

All-rounder Washington Sundar is set to join Team India in Sri Lanka ahead of the Asia Cup final in Colombo on Sunday. 

Sundar is set to replace Axar Patel who sustained multiple injuries during the Super 4 clash against Bangladesh.

Axar received a blow to his hand while batting against Bangladesh in the last match of the Super Four game. However, the team management has not taken a final call regarding Axar’s status for the summit clash yet.

Axar has played in just two matches in the ongoing Asia Cup so far. He has scored 68 runs at an average of 34.00, with the best score of 42 against Bangladesh in the tournament. However, his effort went in vain during a run-chase of 266 runs against Bangladesh. He has also taken a wicket.

If Sundar is included into the team, he will be extremely useful with his left-arm batting and right-arm off-breaks. The spin bowling all-rounder has so far played 16 ODIs for India, taking 16 wickets and scoring 233 runs in nine innings with just one half century.