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New contender for Rohit-Rahul and Shubman Gill’s place, Indian star wants to open in Test team

Washington Sundar has played some important innings for Team India in Test matches.

The Indian cricket team is currently in the UAE, where it will play its first match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup (ICC T20 World Cup 2021) on Sunday 24 October. After this World Cup, the Indian team has to play the home T20 series against New Zealand immediately. In such a situation, at present the atmosphere is made only of T20 cricket and everyone is only discussing it, but there is also a young player of Team India, who is dreaming of playing a big role in the team in Test cricket and openly talking about it. is expressing. These players are – Washington Sundar. Right-arm off-spinner and left-handed batsman Sundar is currently out of the cricket field, but he has expressed his desire that he would like to open for Team India in Test cricket.

Sundar, a 22-year-old young all-rounder from Tamil Nadu, made his Test debut for India this year and has played 4 matches in this format since then. Sundar, who has mainly been a part of India’s T20 team in the last 2-3 years, has also strengthened his claim in the Test team, where he has emerged as an all-rounder. Although he could not achieve much success with his bowling, batting down the order, he played crucial half-centuries in Test victories against Australia and England.

Aspire to open in Test, but the line is too long

Washington now wants to continue this series regularly in the Test team and wants to open. He has batted at the top of the order in junior cricket. Expressing his desire about this at an event in Chennai, Washington said, “It will be a privilege for me to play the role of an opener for the Indian Test team.”

However, this wish of Washington does not seem to be fulfilled in the near future, as Team India has regular openers in the form of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Shubman Gill, while Mayank Agarwal has also played in this position and remained with Team India. Has happened. At the same time, Prithvi Shaw can also return again.

Washington out due to injury

Washington Sundar is currently out of the field due to injury. He suffered a finger injury in the practice match before the Test series on England tour, due to which he was ruled out of the Test series as well as the second part of IPL 2021 played in UAE. At the same time, in the current situation, he is also finding it difficult to play in the initial matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Washington has played four Tests, one ODI and 31 T20Is for India so far in which he has taken 32 wickets. He has also scored 312 runs with the help of three half-centuries.

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