The young career of talented spinning all-rounder Washington Sundar has suffered another setback as the youngster sustained a shoulder issue after he dived to save a boundary while playing a List A match for Lancashire in the Royal London One-Day Cup in Manchester, England. This injury will likely rule him out of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe which starts on 18 August in Harare.
Washington Sundar set to miss another series
Washington Sundar was doing extremely well in County cricket where he took a fifer in his debut match. If Washington Sundar misses this series, it will be a massive setback for him as he was making a comeback to the Indian team.
Sundar hasn’t played any international match since the ODI series against West Indies in February. Although he was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, he missed some games due to his poor fitness. After that, a series of injuries ruled him out of all international series.
Sundar was to fly directly from the United Kingdom (UK) to Harare for Zimbabwe ODIs but this might not be the case now as his shoulder issue has raised doubts over his participation in the Zimbabwe ODIs. An official update regarding Sundar’s participation in Ind vs Zim ODIs might be out soon.
KL Rahul returns to the Indian squad for the ODI series against Zimbabwe
In other news, India’s vice-captain KL Rahul has been added to the ODI series against Zimbabwe and he will be leading India in the three matches. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan was named the skipper of the team but now he will serve as Rahul’s deputy.
KL Rahul was deemed fit for the ODI series and this will mark his return to international cricket. Rahul hasn’t played any game after the conclusion of IPL 2022. He sustained a groin injury just before the T20I series against South Africa at home. After that, he went through a successful surgery in Germany. Then he began his preparation for a comeback to the Indian team.
Rahul has also been named in India’s squad for the Asia Cup which commences on 27th August. The game time against Zimbabwe will do a world of good to Rahul before the important tournament.
India’s squad for three ODIs in Zimbabwe: KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar.
• Washington Sundar to miss the Zimbabwe tour.
• KL Rahul returns to the Indian squad and will lead India against Zimbabwe.