|BORN||October 5, 1999|
|BIRTH PLACE||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|BATTING STYLE||Left Handed|
|BOWLING STYLE||Off break|
After coming into the scene in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup, Washington Sundar began his journey of becoming a household name in cricket. Owing to his decent outing in the multi-nation tourney, he was given a spot in the Tamil Nadu squad for the Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Initial impression about the youngster was that he was a top order batter with useful off-spinning abilities under his belt. But as his career has progressed, he has been more of a bowler, who can bat.
He grabbed the headlines when the Pune franchise signed him as a replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin, who was ruled out of the 2017 season of the Indian T20 League. He seemed a like-for-like change (barring the fact that he is a southpaw). He turned out to be one of the finds of the season as he weaved magic with his economical bowling. In Qualifier 1 of the 10th edition of the Indian T20 League, he was named the Man of the Match for picking up a 3-fer which underlines his value as a player.
Post that he shone in the second edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League by being the top run-scorer along with being in the top wicket-takers list as well. These performances paved way for a call-up to the Indian side. He made his debut in limited overs cricket for India against Sri Lanka late in 2017. With the abilities that he possesses and the promise that he has shown, he is certainly one to be earmarked for the future. In the 2018 auction of the Indian T20 League, Sundar was snapped up by the Bengaluru franchise.