Injured Washington Sundar doubtful for India’s tour of Zimbabwe: Report

The KL Rahul-led Indian team will leave for Zimbabwe on Saturday morning with VVS Laxman as the head coach. However, Sundar, who was supposed to fly from the UK to Harare, looks doubtful due to his fitness, said a report in Cricbuzz.

Sundar injured his left shoulder while diving into the ground during the Royal London One-day match between Lancashire and Worcestershire at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The Lancashire County Cricket Club, which he was representing, posted an update on social media.

Lancashire County Cricket Club said in a tweet, “@SundarVashi5 has left the field after undergoing treatment on his left shoulder after a heavy landing (sic).”

Meanwhile, National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief Laxman has been asked to manage the team in the absence of regular coach Rahul Dravid, who has just returned from a two-month tour of England, West Indies and the US. Other members of the support staff who visited Harare include Sairaj Bahule and Hrishikesh Kanitkar.

Notably, Rahul was a last-minute addition to the previously announced 15-man squad under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. It is learned that Rahul was added at Dravid’s request with the aim of ensuring that the batsman has significant match-time ahead of the Asia Cup, which takes place immediately after the Zimbabwe Games.

India will play three ODIs as part of the ICC Super League in Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 18, 20 and 22 August. Zimbabwe has been in good form recently and defeated Bangladesh in both the ODI and Twenty20 International home series that ended on 10 August.

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