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BCCI Named Washington Sundar’s Replacement for Zimbabwe series

Left-arm all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has been named as the replacement player for the injured Washington Sundar who has been ruled out of the upcoming Zimbabwe series.

Washington Sundar’s Replacement for Zimbabwe series

Washington Sundar sustained the injury to his shoulder when he landed badly on it while representing Lancashire in the Royal London Cup in England. Sundar was sidelined in 2021 after he broke his finger right ahead of the England Test series.

The 22-year-old was ruled out of the series against Sri Lanka and West Indies in February due to a hamstring injury. Prior to that, the COVID-19 infection stopped him from traveling to South Africa for the ODI series.

“Shahbaz Ahmed has been rewarded with a maiden call-up for his wonderful performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. An all-rounder by trait, Ahmed is a left-hand batter and a left-arm orthodox spinner. In the most recent IPL season, he scored 219 runs in 16 matches and also picked up four wickets”, the BCCI statement reads.

Shahbaz was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 mega auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed(Image: IPL)

Team India is scheduled to play 3 ODI matches against Zimbabwe between August 18 – 22 in Harare Sports Club, Harare. All three matches will kickstart on 12:45 PM IST / 07:15 AM GMT / 09:15 AM LOCAL.

India Squad for Zimbabwe ODI

KL Rahul (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed.

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