The Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar will be missing the national squad for some more time now as he has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. The all-rounder had earned a place back in Team India after performing brilliantly in the domestic tournament of England. Sundar was last seen playing for the Indian team in February 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has been named as the replacement for injured Washington.
As per the reports of PTI, an anonymous BCCI source said that Washington Sundar would not be a part of the upcoming series against Zimbabwe. The 22-year-old suffered a left shoulder injury during a 50-over game for his county side Lancashire and will now undergo rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru.
A senior BCCI source was quoted as saying by PTI, “Yes, Washington Sundar is out of the Zimbabwe series. He sustained a left shoulder injury while fielding during the Royal London Cup match between Lancashire and Worcestershire at Old Trafford. He will rehab at the National Cricket Academy. You feel bad for Washi. Such a talented player. Some kind of problem is coming in their way. They need luck. Now he got injured a week before he could play for India.”
UPDATE – Shahbaz Ahmed replaces injured Washington Sundar for Zimbabwe series.
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Off-spinner Washington Sundar has been ruled out of 3-match ODI series due to left shoulder injury.
Hand injury in England '21.
Covid before SA '22.
Hamstring Injury WI/SL home '22
Finger injury IPL '22
Shoulder injury Zim '22.
All on-field. Bad luck
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Washington Sundar is having a very bad time for the past year. In the year 2021, during the practice match being played between India and County team, his finger was hurt, due to which he had to be out of the team for many months. After this, he returned to the cricket field through the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
After which he returned to the ODI team against South Africa. But unfortunately, he could not go on tour due to being Covid-19 positive. After this, Sundar was made a part of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies. However, luck did not support him after that and he had to be ruled out of the T20 series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury.
Indian squad for ODI series against Zimbabwe: KL Rahul (capt), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed.