Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered another setback in their Indian Premier League match against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday evening, losing by 13 runs. Washington Sundar, the team’s best all-rounder, suffered another injury to his already injured bowling hand, which was confirmed by franchise head coach Tom Moody after the match.
Before making his comeback against Gujarat Titans, the all-rounder had to sit out three matches owing to split webbing in his bowling hand.
Washington Sundar Suffers Another Injury On His Bowling Hand
The injury to Washington Sundar, according to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) head coach Tom Moody, didn’t help his team in any way in their encounter against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday, May 1 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) in Pune. Sundar previously split his webbing on his bowling hand during the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), missing a few games as a result.
Sundar made his return against the Gujarat Titans (GT), however, he failed to pick up a wicket. He was unable to bowl a single over against the Super Kings after re-injuring his bowling hand while making a stop near the boundary. The Sunrisers had to rely on Aiden Markram and Shashank Singh in Sundar’s absence.
CSK amassed a big score of 202/2 on the board after Markram and Singh conceded 46 runs in four overs. Sundar, 22, is a vital part of SRH’s power play, according to Moody, and his injury has hampered the club to some extent.
“Unfortunate for him, he got a knock on the same hand where he split his webbing and had stitches. It had healed completely, but he re-injured that area. It’s not to the point where he needs a re-stitch, but it wasn’t in a state where he could bowl. So, it’s incredibly unlucky for him and his injury impacted us in the early phase of our bowling given that he plays such a critical role for us in the first 10 overs,” Moody said.