The Indian staff in England was dealt one other harm blow on Thursday when spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar was ruled out of the five-Test series starting August 4.
Washington is the third participant after Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan to be ruled out of the tour.
It has been learnt that Washington has fractured a finger after being hit by a Mohammed Siraj supply on the second day of the primary class heat up sport between India and County XI.
“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 informed PTI on situations of anonymity.
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“He will also take at least five weeks to start bowling and so no point keeping them here,” the supply mentioned.
It is known that the quick ball from Siraj that accounted for Washington hit his fingers tougher than anticipated and he was in excruciating ache after returning to pavilion.
While Washington or Avesh weren’t first staff regulars however are integral half as internet bowlers and the Tamil Nadu all rounder together with his superior batting skills would have been within the combine during some level of the series.
“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 supply added.
The replacements will quickly be named and it is going to be attention-grabbing if a Navdeep Saini or Bhuneshwar Kumar replaces Avesh and be a part of after Sri Lanka series will get over.
In case of Washington, the like for like alternative is Krishnappa Gowtham.