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Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar

India India

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BORN October 5, 1999
BIRTH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu
ROLE All Rounder
batting -
Bowling - 27
All Rounder -


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. The 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 progressed, he has been more of a bowler, who can bat.

Sundar 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 underlined 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. In the following year, the Bengaluru franchise snapped him in the auction but didn't hand him enough opportunities.

Washington Sundar was a part of India's squad for the Nidahas Tri-series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka where he bagged his maiden 3-fer and became the youngest ever T20I player to do so. He finished with 8 wickets in total and won the Man of the Series award as well. With the all-round abilities that he possesses and the promise that he has shown, he is certainly one to be earmarked for the future.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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