Indian cricket team in England has got one more injury blow on Thursday as reports say spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar is ruled out of the five-Test series starting August 4. The spin bowling all-rounder is the third Indian player after opening batsman Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan to be ruled out of the tour.
It has been found that Washington has fractured his finger after being hit by a fast bowler Mohammed Siraj delivery on the second day of the first warmup game between India and Select County XI.
“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,” the source said.
It is been learned that the short ball from the Indian pacer that accounted for Washington hit his fingers harder than expected and he was in an extremely painful situation after returning to stands.
“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 source added.
The replacements will soon be named, and Krishnappa Gowtham is expected to replace Washington Sundar.