Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has joined the English County side Lancashire, the club announced on Wednesday. Sundar, who was ruled out following an injury in the midway of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, will join the club in July after the approval of his UK visa.
Lancashire has confirmed that Sundar will be available for the whole Royal London One-Day Cup competition and, depending on his fitness, for a few County Championship games in July.
“Lancashire Cricket is delighted to confirm the signing of Indian international Washington Sundar. Following the approval of his UK visa, Washington will arrive in the country and link up with his new teammates at Emirates Old Trafford next month. Washington, who is currently following a period of rehabilitation with the BCCI after a recent injury, will be available for the whole Royal London One-Day Cup competition and fitness depending the number of LV=County Championship games in July,” said Lancashire Cricket in the official statement.
The Tamil Nadu cricketer has expressed his excitement to play in the iconic Emirates Old Trafford – which is the home ground of the Lancashire club.
“I am extremely excited to play county cricket for the first time with Lancashire Cricket. To play in English conditions will be a great experience for me, and I can’t wait to play at Emirates Old Trafford. I would like to thank both Lancashire Cricket and the BCCI for allowing this opportunity to happen, and I’m looking forward to joining up with the squad next month,” said Sundar, as quoted by Lancashire Cricket.
Sundar has so far represented India in 4 Tests, 4 ODIs and 31 T20Is, in which he has taken 6, 5 and 25 wickets, respectively. He has also scored 265 runs in Tests, 57 in ODIs and 47 in the shortest format. When it comes to the IPL, Sundar has picked up 33 wickets and scored 318 runs in 51 matches.