Washington Sundar suffer injury and likely to miss the Zimbabwe tour

Washington Sundar injured his shoulder during a Royal London One-Day Championship match (Twitter/lancscricket)

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In a major setback for India just before the Zimbabwe tour, star all-rounders Washington picked up an injury during Lancashire's clash with Worcestershire in the ongoing One-Day Cup on Wednesday (11 August).

Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has picked up another injury which could jeopardize his tour of Zimbabwe. Sundar injured his bowling arm while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad during the IPL 2022 which has seen him miss many cricket matches and now another injury ahead of the Zimbabwe tour prolongs the wait for his return to Team India.
Lancashire Cricket took to their social media to update fans about Washington Sundar's injury. It happened during the Royal London One-Day Cup clash against Worcestershire on Wednesday 10th August. The spinner was treated on his left shoulder by medical staff after a heavy landing during the field. However, he left the field after a while. Further information on the extent of the injury is not yet known.
The 22-year-old all-rounder is part of the India tour of Zimbabwe, where the two teams are set to contest a three-game ODI series from August 18. He has been in good form so far.
Let us tell you Washington Sundar played two games for Lancashire in the 2022 County Championship where he scored 52 runs and won eight wickets. After that, the Indian all-rounder did well in the ODI Cup as well, winning three wickets in the first two games, but now he can miss the rest of the games due to a shoulder injury.
Lancashire Cricket's Twitter account has been informed of 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 yet. 27:0 (8).”
The young player has played in 35 international white ball games and four friendlies for the Indian team so far. He has an average of 66.25 in test matches and an outstanding economy rate of 7.24 while claiming 25 wickets in 31 T20I games. He has struggled to maintain his position lately with so many excellent all-around alternatives vying for a place in the national team.
Sundar's current injury will likely hurt his hopes for 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 management are likely to choose Sundar's replacement if the player has a major injury problem. Depending on how bad his recent injury is, Sundar still has time to justify his inclusion in the World Cup squad.