Washington Sundar Injury: Washington Sundar is likely to miss the next two matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad after suffering split webbing in his bowling hand.
Washington Sundar Injury
After a poor opening fixture where he was taken apart for 47 in three wicketless overs against Rajasthan Royals, he has bounced back to pick up a combined 4 for 63 across 11 overs since then.
During the match against Gujarat Titans, Sundar couldn’t bowl his full quota of overs because of the injury.
“Washington has torn the webbing in his right hand, between his thumb and first finger,” Moody said after the match. “We must monitor that over the next two-three days. Hopefully, it isn’t a significant blow. I’d imagine it’d take probably a week or so to settle down,” he added.
Meanwhile, leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal, and left-arm spinning all-rounder Jagadeesha Suchith are the frontrunners to replace Sundar in the playing XI.
Notably, Abdul Samad, one of SRH’s three retentions, can also chip in with his part-time leg spin. Not to forget, South African international Aiden Markram is also a handy sixth-bowling option.
Washington has been dogged by injury and illness over the last few months. He had missed India’s three T20Is against West Indies in February after suffering a hamstring while fielding during the third ODI in Ahmedabad. Even in 2021, he was forced to miss the second half of IPL in the UAE after hurting his finger.
Rahul Tripathi’s Injury Update
Meanwhile, Tom Moody also confirmed that Rahul Tripathi’s injury, which forced him to retire hurt midway through the match isn’t a serious one. “He’s fine, he’s just getting cramped,” Moody said.
“It’s humid conditions and we get him to run to hotspots, so he covers a lot of ground in the first two-three overs. That is something we may need to look at to make sure we get the maximum out of him with the bat because obviously, he is a very valuable player for us,” he added.
Sunrisers have games against Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings coming up on Friday and Sunday, respectively.