Washington Sundar young Indian all-rounder sustained a fractured finger and gets ruled out of the five match test series against England
The Indian that is currently on England tour was dealt with another injury blow on Thursday. It was young spin all-rounder Washington Sundar is ruled out of the five-match test series against England which is starting from August 04 at Nottingham.
The all-rounder Washington Sundar is the third player after Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan to be ruled out of this tour due to injury. According to the sources, Washington Sundar has fractured a finger after being hit by Mohammed Siraj’s delivery on the second day of the class warm-up game India and County XI.
According to the source “Yes Washy has a fractured finger just like Avesh who had a thumb dislocation. Both are out of Test series and will go home, “a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. “He will also take at least five weeks to start bowling and so no point keeping them here”.
It is understood that the short ball from Mohammed Siraj that accounted for Washington hit his fingers harder than expected and he seemed to be in extreme pain after returning to the pavilion. While Washington and Avesh Khan are not the core members of this Indian team. They are part of the squad as net bowlers. The young Tamil Nadu all-rounder with his good batting abilities will have had an opportunity to get into the Playing XI at some point in this series.
The source further added that “It is sheer irony that both Avesh and Washington played for opposition and got hurt. But this is sport and injuries are part and parcel of life”.
The replacements for these injured players will be announced soon. It will be interesting to see who replaces Avesh Khan whether it is Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Navdeep Saini after the Sri Lankan series gets The like-for-like replacement for Washington Sundar could be Krishnappa Gowtham.