Team India all-rounder Washington Sundar, who recently copped up a finger injury and was ruled out of the England series, is also likely to miss the second half of IPL 2021 in the UAE. As per reports, the Tamil Nadu-born cricketer has been advised a six-week rest by BCCI’s medical team.
Washington Sundar copped up the blow during India’s three-day warm-up game against Select County XI at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le Street. This injury has ruled him out of the entire five-match Test series against England, which starts on August 4 in Nottingham.
Washington Sundar fractured a finger after being hit by a ball by Mohammed Siraj in the practice match. (Source – PTI)
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As per a report by the New Indian Express, Washington Sundar might undergo surgery after the T20 World Cup as the injury could have a prolonged effect on his career. To avoid any further injury before the T20 World Cup, he could be rested from IPL.
Sundar complained about an injury on his indexed finger during the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Thereafter, his participation in the 3-day practice match seemed to have aggravated his injury. The reports furthered that the 21-year-old will leave for Chennai in the coming days and will report to the National Cricket Academy soon, where he would undergo rehabilitation.
Washington Sundar is an integral part of RCB in the IPL
Meanwhile, Washington Sundar’s will come as a blow to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who have done well in IPL 2021 before it was postponed due to the COVID crisis. The young all-rounder is an integral part of the RCB squad and partners with Yuzvendra Chahal to lead the spin department.
It remains to be seen how the Virat Kohli-led side deals with this blow when the tournament resumes during September in the UAE.