Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar’s injury woes continue as BCCI confirmed that the youngster has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. Washington had injured his shoulder while playing a County game in England, ruling him out of the Zimbabwe tour.
Shahbaz Ahmed named as the replacement for Washington Sundar
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Shahbaz Ahmed as the replacement for Washington Sundar for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe,” the BCCI said in a statement.
All-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed on Tuesday received his maiden India call-up as he replaced an injured Washington Sundar for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting this week.
The 27-year-old Shahbaz has been rewarded for his stellar performance in the 2022 IPL season, where he turned out for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shahbaz has also been a regular member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the last two seasons of the Indian Premier League.
Shahbaz originally hails from Haryana, but he shifted his base to Kolkata to get more opportunities. The uncapped 27-year-old all-rounder has played 26 List A matches, scoring 662 runs at an average of 47.28 and picking 24 wickets at an economy rate of 4.43.
India’s updated squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed.
• Washington Sundar is ruled out of the Zimbabwe series.
• Shahbaz Ahmed replaces Washington Sundar.