Axar sustained the injury during India’s Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday.
Earlier, all-rounder Washington Sundar, who is part of India’s Asian Games squad was called up as a cover for the injured Axar.
Along with the thigh injury, Axar also sustained injuries to his arms during India’s six-run loss to Bangladesh.
“Axar Patel has been ruled out of the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka due to a left quadriceps strain sustained during India’s Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday. The Men’s Selection Committee has named Washington Sundar as a replacement. The all-rounder arrived in Colombo this evening and has joined the squad,” the BCCI said in a release.
India’s revised squad for Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Washington Sundar