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Washington Sundar out of Zimbabwe series with shoulder injury | News about cricket


NEW DELHI: Off-spinner Washington SundarThe return of international cricket will be further delayed due to a left shoulder injury sustained in a match over 50 for his district team Lancashire has now eliminated him from three matches ODI series against Zimbabwe starting on 18 August.
“Yes, Washington Sundar has been dropped from the Zimbabwe series. He injured his left shoulder while playing in the Royal London Cup match between Lancashire and Worcestershire at Old Trafford. He will have to undergo rehabilitation treatment at the Academy. National Cricket Institute,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.
The past 12 months have been difficult for the talented bowler from Tamil Nadu, who has missed series after series due to various types of injuries as well as Covid-19 related problems.
“You feel for Washi. Such a talented guy. One way or another the rubbing of the green doesn’t go his way. He needs a little luck. New injury. it’s a strange thing that he was just about to play for India for a week,” said another development official.
Washington’s never-ending injury story goes back to July 2021 when he broke his finger while playing for the Combined Team against India in a warm-up match.
He plays for the district team so India can test all of its players before the start of the series.
That injury caused him to miss the entire domestic season and then before the white ball series in South Africa in January 2022, he had to play against Covid19.
In February-March, he missed the home doubles series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka because of a hamstring injury.
During the IPL in April to May, he split his network and missed five games for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
After an extensive rehab, BCCI played a role in helping him strike a county deal with Lancashire and he also got 5 points in the ‘Roses’ game in one day.
So far, the 22-year-old has played 4 Tests, 4 ODIs and 31 T20I.





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