IND vs ZIM: Big setback for India, Star all-rounder suffered an injury, will miss the Zimbabwe tour

IND vs ZIM: India will be playing a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe on their next tour. The series will begin on August 18 and end on August 22. After the conclusion of this series, India will play in the Asia Cup 2022.

However, just ahead of the series, the Men in Blue suffered a major blow. Star Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the squad due to injury. The all-rounder made his comeback in the Indian team after a long break from injury.

And now, once again, he has suffered yet another injury which has led him to miss another international series. Sundar was playing in the Royal London One-Day competition for Lancashire. He picked up three wickets in two matches in the ongoing tournament.

IND vs ZIM: Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the series: Reports

Sundar sustained an injury to his bowling hand during the IPL 2023. He also missed half of the season and was at the National Cricket Association (NCA) in Bengaluru for his rehabilitation. However, he made a good recovery and went to the UK to play in the County Championship and Royal London One-Day competitions.

He was supposed to travel to Zimbabwe from the UK directly. But now, some media reports confirm that the all-rounder has been ruled out of the series. He suffered a shoulder injury during a match between Lancashire and Worcestershire on August 10. Sundar injured his shoulder while fielding and landed horribly on his shoulder. He left the field immediately after that.

However, the Lancashire Cricket Club didn’t confirm how bad the injury was, but now some media reports have confirmed that Sundar will not be taking part in the Zimbabwe ODIs. Earlier, KLRahul, who is also making his comeback to the team, cleared the fitness test and got the green signal to play in the series.

He will also lead the team against Zimbabwe. Earlier it was Shikhar Dhawan who was named the captain of the team. But now he will be the vice-captain.

When will the ODI series between India and Zimbabwe start?

Three matches will be played on August 18, 20, and 22.

Who will lead the Indian team against Zimbabwe?

KL Rahul will captain India against Zimbabwe. Earlier it was Shikhar Dhawan but now he will be the vice-captain of the side

Can Zimbabwe beat India in the ODIs?

Zimbabwe has played a really good cricket recently and won the white-ball series against Bangladesh so you never know, but clearly India has an upper-hand.

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