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Washington Sundar of SRH will miss at least the next two matches with a hand injury

Washington Sundar, the all-rounder for Sunrisers Hyderabad, is going to miss at least the next two games after sustaining split webbing in his bowling hand. Tom Moody, the team’s head coach, confirmed the same. Notably, Washington was SRH’s lone spinner in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, and his injury has created a major vacuum in the club.

Following a dismal performance in SRH’s debut match against Rajasthan Royals, in which he bowled dismissed for 47 in three wicketless overs, he rebounded to capture four wickets in the next three games, with an economy rate of even less than six. Lower in the order, the southpaw has also been effective with the bat. As a result, SRH would like that he recover match fitness as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Sundar was unable to finish his four overs against Gujarat Titans on Monday (April 11) owing to an injury. He bowled three wicketless overs and gave just 14 runs in the game, which proved vital as the Titans were held to a below-par score of 162/7 in their allotted 20 overs. SRH went on to win the match by an eight-wicket margin. Meanwhile, according to Moody, Sundar’s injuries will be examined for the next two to three days.

Meanwhile, leg spinner Shreyas Gopal and all-rounder Jagadeesha Suchith are the frontrunners to replace Sundar in the starting XI. Notable among them is Abdul Samad, one of SRH’s three retained players, who can also contribute with his part-time leg-spin. Not to mention South African international Aiden Markram, who can fill in as a sixth bowler.