IPL 2022: Injured Washington Sundar is likely to miss Sunrisers Hyderabad’s next two games | Cricket

All-rounder Washington Sundar will likely miss at least the next two IPL games for Sunrisers Hyderabad after suffering from split webbing in his bowling hand, head coach Tom Moody said.

A disciplined bowling effort followed by half-century skipper Kane Williamson helped SRH defeat Gujarat Titans on Monday night with eight wickets at DY Patil Stadium.

During the game, however, Washington was injured and could not bowl his full quota of overs. His three wicketless overs – two of which were in powerplay – went for just 14 runs.

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“Washington has torn the strap in his right hand, between his thumb and first finger. We’ll have to check that in the next two or three days. Hopefully it’s not a major blow. I would imagine it would probably take a week or so to set, “said SRH coach Moody after the victory.

In their next two upcoming outings, Sunrisers will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Playing for a team that is slim on spin bowling, Washington has so far this season been the only specialist tweaker for the Sunrisers.

Since giving up 47 runs in his three wicketless overs against Rajasthan Royals in the opener of his team, Washington has picked 4 for 63 over 11 overs.

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Low due to injuries and illness in recent months. Washington had missed India’s three T20Is against the West Indies in February after having a hamstring fielding during the third ODI in Ahmedabad.

He also missed the second half of IPL in the UAE last year after injuring his finger.

Meanwhile, the injury to batter Rahul Tripathi, who forced him to retire, hurt half his pursuit against the Titans, not seriously.

After he fell to the ground immediately after hitting a six, he needed medical attention.

“It’s fine with him, he’s just getting tight,” Moody said.

“It’s humid conditions and we get him to run to hotspots, so he occupies a lot of ground in the first two-three overs.

“That’s something we might have to look at to make sure we get the most out of him with the bat, because he’s obviously a very valuable player for us.”

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