India all-rounder Washington Sundar is making big strides in his career since the Border Gavaskar Trophy early last year. In that series, Sundar made his debut in the Gabba Test after Ravichandran Ashwin got back spasms and couldn’t play. Since then, he has become a household name and has played a few match-winning innings. However, not everything in this phase has been rosy for him.
Since August last year, the left-hander has been battling with injuries. During the warm-up game last year, the former India U19 player got injured while playing for India vs England. He was hit on the finger by a vicious delivery from Mohammed Siraj. This kept him out for a few months but made a comeback in domestic cricket. Early this year, the 22-year-old was ruled out of the T20I series against the West Indies due to injury.
The left-hander made a comeback in the Indian T20 League 2022 but got his finger injured. Currently, he is recovering in the NCA and has been signed by the Lancashire county for the ongoing English summer. Lancashire stated that the Tamil Nadu player will play the 50-over tournament and County games if fitness permits.
“Washington, who is currently following a period of rehabilitation with the BCCI after a recent injury, will be available for the whole Royal London One-Day Cup competition, and fitness depending, a number of LV=County Championship games in July,” Lancashire stated.
After the signing, the Chennai-born player said that he is excited to play County Cricket. He is thankful to the Indian Cricket Board and the County for the opportunity.
“I am extremely excited to play county cricket for the first time with Lancashire Cricket. To play in English conditions will be a great experience for me and I can’t wait to play at Emirates Old Trafford.
“I would like to thank both Lancashire Cricket and the BCCI for allowing this opportunity happen and I’m looking forward to joining up with the squad next month,” Washington was quoted as saying by Lancashire Cricket.”