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Washington Sundar Keen to Make Amends in England After IPL Disappointment

Cricketnext Staff |May 30, 2018, 3:40 PM IST
Washington Sundar Keen to Make Amends in England After IPL Disappointment

IPL 2018 proved to be a disastrous outing for Royal Challengers Bangalore and all-rounder Washington Sundar, as both failed to produce performances of substance throughout the season. While RCB finished a paltry sixth in the points table, Washington just picked 4 wickets from 7 games. This is after he had a great Nidahas Trophy and was adjudged Man of the Series.

Despite his mediocre performance on the field, Washington insists that there was a lot to be learnt in the two months of IPL. In an interview with Times of India, he said, “The experience was very good. To be honest, playing or not playing depends on the selection group. There are a lot of things involved when it comes to making the playing XI in IPL – four foreign players, team combination etc. It’s not disappointing at all. Whenever you play a long tournament like the IPL, there are a lot of things you learn irrespective of how you do.”

India is set to leave for United Kingdom for a series against Ireland, followed by a series versus England. The all-rounder would be looking to perform well in the ODI and T20I series.

“I have never played cricket in England before. The challenge will be to get the best out of myself in those conditions. I should not be looking to do things too differently. I just need to be mentally prepared in all aspects. If I can do that, I have the belief that results will go my way and I can succeed there,” he assessed.

This will also be for the first time that Washington would be part of a full-strength India squad, and will play international cricket under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Having played in the IPL under Kohli will hold the youngster in good stead.

“It was amazing to play under Kohli. There are so many things to learn from the way he carries himself and the kind of intensity he brings. You cannot blink when you are playing with him. As captain, he gave me a lot of inputs in terms of strategies and tactics. It definitely helps being around senior players if you are up for it and keen to learn as much as possible. When I’m around stars like Kohli and Dhoni (with Pune last year and India), it gives me an added advantage to grasp things quickly.”

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
6
WI
4 1 2 1 3 +0.66
7
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
8
BAN
4 1 2 1 3 -0.71
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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