Washington Sundar has been called up as a cover for the injured Axar Patel for the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Axar sustained several injuries during India`s six-run loss to Bangladesh in their last Super Four match on Friday.

The extent of Axar`s 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.

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“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,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

More than the swelling on his forearm, it is Axar`s hamstring issue which 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.

(With Agency Inputs)

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