Indian spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the upcoming India tour of Zimbabwe series owing to an injury in his left shoulder occurred during the ongoing Royal London One Day Cup 2022.
Washington Sundar Ruled out of Zimbabwe Tour
Washington Sundar was last seen wearing the Indian jersey in February 2021. Sundar who has been sidelined from the Indian team over a period of more than one year was in sublime form in England’s domestic tournament and could have been a sure-shot starter for India after a long break from injury.
“Yes, Washington Sundar is ruled out of the Zimbabwe series. He has suffered an injury on his left shoulder while fielding during Royal London Cup game between Lancashire and Worcestershire at Old Trafford. He will have to undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Sundar was sidelined in 2021 after he broke his finger right ahead of the England Test series. Since then, the player has been affected by a hamstring injury, split webbing as well as Covid-19, which has delayed his return to the national team.
“You feel for Washi. Such a talented guy. Somehow or the other, the rub of the green isn’t going his way. He needs some luck. The latest injury is a freak one as he was just about to play for India in a week,” another official privy to the development said.
Making his international debut in 2017, Washington Sundar has played 4 Tests, 4 ODIs, and 31 T20I so far and bagged 6, 5, and 25 wickets respectively. With the bat, Sundar scored 265, 57, and 47 runs respectively in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.
Notably, in the 2022 IPL Auction, Sundar was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 8.75 crores. But Washington Sundar has not met his franchise’s expectations as he scored only 101 runs and bagged 6 wickets in the 9 matches he played.