India all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20 international series against West Indies on Monday, the BCCI confirmed. He suffered a left hamstring muscle strain during fielding in the third ODI against the West Indies on Friday. (More Cricket News)
Kuldeep Yadav has been named as a replacement for Sundar. He will report to National Cricket Academy on Tuesday.
"All-rounder Washington Sundar suffered a left hamstring muscle strain during fielding in the third ODI against the West Indies played at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. He is ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20I Series to be played in Kolkata from 16th February." BCCI said.
The Chennai-based spinner has left the Indian camp, that are currently in Kolkata, after the third ODI in Ahmedabad and will need to spend three weeks at NCA. The three T20 Internationals against West Indies will be played on February 16, 18 and 20.
Earlier, India vice-captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel were also ruled out of the T20 international series. Rahul sustained an upper left hamstring strain while fielding in the second ODI against West Indies on February 9.
Axar is in the final stage of his rehabilitation after recently recovering from Covid-19, the BCCI said. The Indian team had a net session at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday (February 14) evening. Meanwhile, Sundar was taken by Sunrisers Hyderabad for an impressive Rs 8.75 crore in the IPL auction 2022.
Sundar came back to competitive cricket in the Vijay Hazare Trophy after a long layoff due to a hand injury sustained during the England tour. He was selected for the South Africa one-dayers but then tested COVID positive and couldn't play in the series. Jayant Yadav was then added to the squad.
India's T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain) (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav