Washington Sundar tests positive for Covid-19, will miss South Africa’s ODI series
A replacement for Washington Sundar, who tested positive for Covid-19, is likely to be announced by the BCCI for India’s tour of South Africa. He was selected for the three-match ODI series beginning January 19 as part of the 18-man squad.
As a result of testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the team’s departure on January 11, Washington Sundar is unlikely to play in the ODI series in South Africa. Among the 18-member team selected for the 3-match series, starting January 19, was Sundar. Tests done in Bengaluru revealed the player was infected with the virus.
The ODI squad did not travel to Mumbai with Washington Sundar, who tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru. India’s white-ball team will leave for South Africa from Mumbai on Monday evening.
Washington will not travel on the chartered flight along with the other selected players, and it is not yet known whether he will be flown individually to South Africa by the BCCI at a later date.
The BCCI will announce a replacement for Washington Sundar soon in the game.
Washington Sundar hasn’t played for India since a limited-overs series versus England at home in 2021. His finger injury prevented him from playing in the Test series in the UK with the Indian team.
In addition to missing the second half of the UAE IPL and the September-November T20 World Cup, Sundar also missed the second half of the IPL 2021 in India.
Earlier this year, he returned to competitive cricket by winning the Vijay Hazare Trophy and taking 16 wickets while scoring 148 runs.
The 1st ODI is scheduled for January 19 at Boland Park in Paarl