The Indian team has suffered another injury blow in England on Thursday. Indian spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has fractured his finger after being hit by Mohammed Siraj’s short ball delivery on the second day of the practice match between India and County select XI. Injured Washington Sundar is ruled out of the Test series against England that begins on 4th August.
A senior BCCI official said that Sundar has a fractured finger and it will take at least five weeks to recover. Earlier Indian pacer Avesh Khan had a thumb dislocation in the practice match. Both the players are now out of the test series and will return home. Washington Sundar is the third player after Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan to miss the test series due to injury. Shubman Gill returned to India after suffering a leg injury.
The short ball from Siraj that took Washington’s wicket hit his fingers much harder. He was in extreme pain after returning to the dressing room. Tamil Nadu all-rounder Sundar would have been a part of the playing XI as he has good batting abilities. For the second time, Washington Sundar is returning home without playing any international game in England. In 2018, Sundar returned from England due to an ankle injury.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli skipped the practice match after feeling rigidity in his back but resumed batting in the nets, which is a good sign for India. Indian Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has a swollen hamstring, is expected to be fit for the opener at Nottingham.