Injuries woes continue to follow Team India in their tour of England. India’s all-rounder Washington Sundar is the latest to the already injury-ravaged Indian team in England.
The spin-bowling all-rounder is said to have injured his finger while batting in the tour game against the Indian team. Sundar along with Avesh Khan was representing the County Select XI as 2 of its team members were unable to make it.
It is said that Mohammad Siraj’s delivery that hit Sundar’s fingers when he was batting could have been the cause of the injury. According to ANI, Sundar has been ruled out for 6 weeks, thus making him unavailable for the 5-match Test series.
“Sundar has hurt his finger and will take around six weeks to be a 100 per cent. He won’t be taking part in the Test matches,” the source had told ANI.
Interestingly, he was spotted fielding for the County Select XI on the 3rd day, just moments after this news came. This confused many in Social Media.
Mayank Agarwal falls for 47 just short of his 50 off the bowling of Carson and caught by Washington Sundar..
Washi has finger injury??🙄#INDvCountyXI #MayankAgarwal #WashingtonSundar pic.twitter.com/WHlWwiHxiH
— Geofinn_12 (@12Geofinn) July 22, 2021
However, Washington Sundar is not the only one who is set to be sidelined from the England tour. Avesh Khan, who is a reserve in the Indian team has fractured his left thumb in the same warm-up game.
“UPDATE – Fast bowler Avesh Khan remains under observation of the BCCI Medical Team. He will not be taking any further part on Day 2 and Day 3 of the warm-up game,” BCCI had tweeted on Wednesday.
UPDATE – Fast bowler Avesh Khan remains under observation of the BCCI Medical Team. He will not be taking any further part on Day 2 and Day 3 of the warm-up game. https://t.co/Owc7fQpBL0
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 21, 2021
Earlier India’s opening batsman Shubman Gill was ruled out of the Test series due to a shin injury, He left England on Tuesday and has reached his home on Wednesday.
Both Sundar & Shubman Gill played a key in India’s historic triumph at the Gabba which helped the team win the series 2-1. While Sundar continued his good in the home series against England, Gill had a dip in form. Hopefully, these 2 youngsters along with Avesh Khan who had a great IPL will be back to their full fitness.
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