Indian allrounder is struck with a shoulder injury ahead of the Zimbabwe tour. According to English county club Lancashire, the One-Day Cup match between Worcestershire and Lancashire on Wednesday, August 10, resulted in a shoulder injury for Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar. Although there has been no official word on the severity of his injury, Lancashire reported that the player departed the field after receiving treatment for a left shoulder injury sustained during a fielding play.
The three-match ODI visit of Zimbabwe by India, which begins on August 18, will feature the 22-year-old bowling all-rounder. Sundar had a bowling hand injury earlier this year while competing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 Indian Premier League, missing many games.
He joined Lancashire last month in an effort to get back in shape for matches, and so far, he’s been doing well for the English county team. He has participated in two County Championship games, winning eight wickets and scoring 52 runs. He picked up three wickets in the first two domestic 50-over games, but his latest injury means he’ll probably miss the next games.
The Twitter handle of Lancashire cricket updated about Washington Sundar’s injury. The tweet read, “Washington Sundar has left the field after receiving treatment on his left shoulder following a heavy landing. No breakthroughs with the ball just yet. 27-0 (8).”
The young player has so far competed for the Indian side in 35 international white-ball games and four Test matches. He has a 66.25 average in Test matches and a stellar economy rate of 7.24 while claiming 25 wickets in 31 T20I outings. He has recently battled to hold onto his position because so many excellent all-around alternatives are vying for a spot on the national squad.
The current injury to Sundar is probably going to hurt his hopes of making the big event in Australia. The only two excellent spin alternatives available to India for the Zimbabwe visit are Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, and the management is likely to choose Sundar’s replacement if the player is experiencing a major injury problem. Depending on how bad his most recent injury turns out to be, Sundar still has time to justify his inclusion on the World Cup roster.