How big a blow is Akshar Patel not playing in the Asia Cup final for India?

<पी शैली="पाठ-संरेखण: औचित्य सिद्ध करें;">IND Vs SL: Team India has suffered a big setback before the Asia Cup final to be played against Sri Lanka. Star all-rounder Axar Patel will not be a part of Team India’s playing 11 in the final match. In place of Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar has got a place in Team India for the final match. But in the final match, Team India is going to miss both the batting and bowling of Akshar Patel.

In the last few years, Axar Patel has emerged as a big match winner for India. Akshar has reduced the problems of Team India not only with bowling but also with batting. If we talk about the last match against Bangladesh, Akshar Patel had brought Team India close to victory. While chasing the target of 266 runs, Team India had lost 7 wickets for 209 runs.

After this, Axar Patel took the lead and played a brilliant inning of 42 runs in 34 balls. Akshar’s innings included two sixes and three fours. However, while trying to hit a big shot, Akshar was out 8 balls early and India lost the match by 6 runs. But Akshar once again proved that he has the ability to bring India back even under pressure.

India will miss

As the tournament progresses in Sri Lanka, the pitches continue to slow down. In such a situation, Akshar’s bowling could also prove to be a big plus point for India. Akshar was already in Sri Lanka and he had a better understanding of the nature of the Sri Lankan pitches. It is not going to be easy for Washington Sundar, who reached Sri Lanka a day before the final, to understand the nature of the pitch in such a short time.

Apart from Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, India does not have any other spinner. Therefore, in case the pitch slows down, Sundar will also have to be included in the playing 11. Sundar’s history has been less about playing and more about getting injured. Betting on him in the final is going to prove to be a big risk for India.

 

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