Washington Sundar

Indian cricketer

Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar during the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy
Personal information
Full name
Washington Sundar
Born (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 23)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nickname Washi
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Bowling all-rounder
International information
National side
  • India (2017–present)
Test debut (cap 301) 15 January 2021 v Australia
Last Test 4 March 2021 v England
ODI debut (cap 220) 13 December 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 11 October 2022 v South Africa
ODI shirt no 5
T20I debut (cap 72) 24 December 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 20 November 2022 v New zealand
T20I shirt no 5 (formerly 55)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2016/17–present Tamil Nadu
2017 Rising Pune Supergiant
2018–2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2022–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
2022 Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 4 4 31
Runs scored 265 57 47
Batting average 6625 285 671
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 0/0
Top score 96 33 14
Balls bowled 526 168 621
Wickets 6 5 25
Bowling average 4980 28 30
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/89 3/30 3/22
Catches/stumpings 1/– 1/– 6/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 October 2022

Washington Sundar (born 5 October 1999) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team as an all-rounder He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner He made his international debut against Sri Lanka on 13 December 2017 He has played for the India national under-19 cricket team as an all-rounder He started his IPL career in 2017 with Rising Pune Supergiant Since 2022, he has been playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Early life

Washington Sundar was born in a Tamil Hindu family on 5 October 1999 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu He was named by his father M Sundar in honour of a man named PD Washington, who had sponsored the elder Sundar’s cricket passion His sister Shailaja Sundar is also a professional cricketer He started playing cricket from the age of four or five He received his early education from St Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School

Domestic and IPL career

He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016 Like Ravichandran Ashwin from Tamil Nadu before him, Washington Sundar went from being a batsman as a youngster to making his name as an offspinner In October 2017, he scored his maiden first-class century, batting for Tamil Nadu against Tripura in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy He was also selected for the India U-19 world cup in 2016

In 2017, he was selected by Rising Pune Supergiant as a replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin He made his Twenty20 debut for Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2017 Indian Premier League on 22 April 2017 He had received the man of the match award in IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 played between Mumbai Indians and Pune Supergiants, in which he took 3 wickets for 16 runs

January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction In October 2018, he was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy

In the 2022 IPL Auction, Sundar was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹875 crores

International career

In November 2017, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka Early the following month, he was also added to India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for the same series, after Kedar Jadhav injured his hamstring He made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on 13 December 2017 Lahiru Thirimanne became his first wicket in international cricket as he clean bowled him out Sundar then made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka on 24 December 2017 At the age of 18 years and 80 days, he became the youngest player to debut for India in T20Is

In March 2018, he was selected in India’s squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh He was praised by many for his economical bowling inside the powerplay at an economy of less than 6 runs an over During the series, he bagged a maiden 3-wicket haul, making him the youngest ever T20I player to do so He was named the player of the series for his performance He then became a regular member of the Indian Twenty20 team

Sundar was initially only picked for the India’s 2020-21 Australia tour as a net bowler; however, numerous injuries to fellow bowlers, and the inability for India to fly in replacements at short notice due to quarantine restrictions in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic, saw him win an unexpected first Test cap on 15 January, in the final Test match of the series at The Gabba His first Test wicket was Steve Smith, while he scored 62 in his first Test innings in a crucial seventh wicket partnership of 123 with Shardul Thakur which kept India from facing a huge first innings deficit and contributed greatly to India’s eventual victory in the test With his maiden Test fifty, Sundar became only the third Indian to score a half-century on Test debut in Australia

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