Youngster Washington Sundar believes that his bowling has improved a lot over the last two years as he is all set for the West Indies tour, where he has been named in India’s T20I squad. As the first-choice spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal haven’t been included in the squad, Washington Sundar’s chances are high to be named in the playing XI. However, he isn’t thinking much about the selection, he is currently focusing on his skills.
“There has been a lot to learn in the last couple of years. And the more I play, the more I am going to learn. My execution of skills and game awareness to handle different situations has improved,” Washington Sundar said to the Times of India.
“It is an amazing opportunity to be playing for India at such a young age. But the moment I think about the competition and start expecting too much, it makes things harder. I just have to focus on the present and work on my skills in practice every day. I put in a lot of hard work and effort in every session. I strongly believe that my hard work is going to pay off going ahead,” he added.
Washington was a part of the recently-concluded India A tour of West Indies where he appeared in four games and took three wickets as India A registered the series win by 4-1.
“The India ‘A’ tour went really well for me both in terms of building up confidence and getting some game time, especially after the break I had last year due to injury. I got to play against some quality opposition. The conditions and the players I encountered were very different to what I am used to,” he further shared.
The first T20I between India and West Indies will take place on August 3 at Florida, USA.