The problems of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are increasing continuously before the start of the remaining season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The team’s star all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remainder of the season due to a finger injury.
Sundar was injured before the start of the England tour and returned to India after being ruled out of the tour. He is not fully fit yet.
Sundar ruled out for remaining season – RCB
RCB said in its release, “Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remaining season of IPL 2021 due to a finger injury. Sundar’s replacement to Akash Deep, who is the franchise’s net bowler, who plays for Bengal. has been declared.”
24-year-old medium pacer Akash made his T20 debut in March 2019 and has taken 21 wickets so far.
Sundar was injured during the practice match
Before the start of the England tour, Sundar took part in a three-day warm-up match for County Select XI and suffered an injury during this time. After this, his exit from the series was confirmed in late July.
Along with Sundar, fast bowler Avesh Khan was also injured in the same match. Avesh was also ruled out of the England tour.
Sundar was very economical last season in UAE
Sundar had performed brilliantly for RCB in the 2020 season played in UAE. He had taken eight wickets in 15 matches and during this time his economy was only 5.96. In the six matches played this season, Sundar has taken three wickets.
This season Sundar has given runs at an economy of 7.37, but last season he bowled very well on slow pitches.
There have been five changes in RCB for the remaining season
For the remainder of the season, there have been five changes in the RCB team so far. Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Danielle Sams and Finn Allen withdrew themselves for the remainder of the season. RCB have signed Vanindu Hasaranga in place of Zampa, George Garten in place of Sams, Dushmanta Chamira in place of Richardson and Tim David in place of Allen.
Now Aakash has been included in the team instead of Sundar.