The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder, Washington was finding his feet in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after a lackluster opening match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in which he conceded as hammered for 47 runs in three overs. But since that, the off-spinner bounced back in some style with figures of 2 for 28, 2 for 21, and 0 for 14 in the last three matches. Washington could not complete his quota of 4 overs against Gujarat Titans (GT).
Talking about the same, SRH coach, Tom Moody said, “Washington has torn the webbing in his right hand, between his thumb and first finger. 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.”
While Washington missed a major chunk of last year including the UAE phase of IPL 2021 due to an injury, he had to stay outside a few more matches due to COVID. Hence, his situation has been a rollercoaster in the last few months. In line with this, the youngster posted an emotional tweet.
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) April 12, 2022
The Sunrisers have the option of choosing from two Karnataka players in Shreyas Gopal or J Suchith, and both are played a decent amount of matcher in IPL and had joined the SRH through the mega auction earlier this year. In all likelihood, the SRH may fall back upon Shreyas, who has also taken a hat-trick in the IPL, and he is also a handy lower-order batter, much in the mold of Washington.
SRH had another injury scare on Monday night when the top-order batter, Rahul Tripathi fell on the ground holding his hamstring and left the field after making an 11-ball 17. But Moody allayed concerns about Tripathi’s fitness.
Talking about Tripathi, Moody said, “He’s fine, he’s just getting cramped. 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.”