IPL 2017: Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar Will replace R Ashwin in the RPS squad

Earlier this week, it was reported that Sundar and Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool were called up by Rising Pune SuperGiants for trial sessions.

All-rounder Washington Sundar from Tamil Nadu will replaced the injured Ravichandran Ashwin in the Rising Pune Super Giants squad for this edition of the IPL. Ashwin was ruled out of the tournament due to sports hernia. He will be out for at least six to eight weeks.

With the Champions Trophy approaching in June, India will hope that he gets fit in time.

“I am feeling good about getting selected, and at the same time, I am excited to be a part of the team that has some big names in it. I don’t have any expectations going into the tournament. I will work hard to get an opportunity and when I get it, I should be ready to deliver for the team,” Washington told Sportskeeda.

Sundar is a 17-year old who impressed everyone at the 2014 ICC U19 World Cup with his ability to pick up wickets and score handy runs. he bowls right arm off-spin and is a left-handed batsman.

In the domestic season for Tamil Nadu, the teenager picked up seven wickets in nine matches at an economy of 3.8 in the List A tournaments.

It will be interesting to see if he gets a chance to be a part of the playing XI. Even if he doesn’t, it will be a great learning experience for him at such a young age as he interacts with cricket stars from across the globe.

RPS host two-time champions Mumbai Indians in their opening game of the season at the MCA stadium in Pune.

Apart from Ashwin, Mitchell Marsh is also out of action due to a shoulder injury and won’t play for Rising Pune SuperGiants.