In a major blow to the Indian team, spinner all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the upcoming Zimbabwe tour which consists of 3 One-Day Internationals. The series is scheduled to start on 18 August with the 1st ODI to take place at Harare Sports Club at Harare.
Sundar picked up an injury on his left shoulder during the Royal London Cup match between Lancashire and Worcestershire and now he will go to the National Cricket Academy for rehabilitation.
The 22-year-old all-rounder last played for India in February this year against West Indies. At a time where all the players are trying their best to book their spot in the upcoming T20 World Cup, this will be a major disappointment for Sundar.
Sundar was returning to the Indian squad from his previous hamstring injury because of which he missed the T20I series against West Indies and Sri Lanka.
He looked in great shape during the Royal London Cup. In the Lancashire team, he scored 30 runs in 2 innings and picked up 3 wickets.
A BCCI official reported the injury update stating, "Yes, Washington Sundar is ruled out of the Zimbabwe series. He has suffered an injury on his left shoulder while fielding during the Royal London Cup game between Lancashire and Worcestershire at Old Trafford. He will have to undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy."