Washington Sundar ruled out of England series due to fractured finger
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 22, 2021 09:30 PM2021-07-22T21:30:00+5:302021-07-22T21:30:00+5:30
Team India has been dealt with a big blow with spin all-rounder Washington Sundar being ruled out of the ...
Team India has been dealt with a big blow with spin all-rounder Washington Sundar being ruled out of the five-Test series against England beginning August 4. Washington is the third player after Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan to be ruled out of the tour. The RCB all-rounder fractured his finger after being hit by a Mohammed Siraj delivery on the second day of the first class warm up game between India and 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 understood that the short ball from Siraj that accounted for Washington hit his fingers harder than expected and he was in excruciating pain after returning to pavilion. The replacements will soon be named and it will be interesting if a Navdeep Saini or Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Avesh and join after Sri Lanka series gets over.