Spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the five-Test series against England after he suffered a hand injury during a warm-up game between India and County XI.
Washington is the third player after Avesh Khan and Shubhman Gill to be ruled out of the tour. While Avesh Khan suffered a fracture in his left thumb, Gill had suffered a shin injury.
“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.
Sundar suffered the injury when he was hit by a short ball from Mohammad Siraj during the practice match.
“It is sheer irony that both Avesh and Washington played for opposition and got hurt. But this is sport and injuries are part and parcel of life,” the source added.
India will play five-Test match series against England starting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 4 August 2021.