Washington Sundar ruled out of UAE leg of IPL 2021 due to finger injury

Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the UAE leg of the 2021 Indian Premier League due to a finger injury.

Sundar could be a big miss for RCB, if the surfaces in the UAE assist the spinners.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the UAE leg of the 2021 Indian Premier League due to a finger injury.

The 21-year-old, who was also one of the three players to fly back to India from England, along with Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan, played in six matches in the first half of IPL. He took three wickets.

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Bengal medium pacer Akash Deep, who is also a net bowler with the franchise, has been named as his replacement. "The move reiterates the focus RCB has on grooming and nurturing young players as the team continues to develop exceptional talents and create a pathway for young talents to find their way into IPL and Indian Cricket," the Royal Challengers' management said in a statement.

Earlier, RCB had signed Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga as Australian legspinner Adam Zampa's replacement. Australia's Tim David replaced New Zealand's Finn Allen, while Australia fast bowlers Daniel Sams and Kane Richardson were replaced by Dushmantha Chameera and George Garton.

Royal Challengers Bangalore starts its campaign against the Kolkata Knight Riders on September 20.

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