In what has been a major blow to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remaining matches of IPL 2023. The spin-bowling all-rounder has suffered a hamstring injury, which leaves him unavailable for the remainder of the tournament.
It is unclear if the franchise will look for replacements for the 23-year-old, especially with the second half of IPL 2023 underway. However, it is a huge loss for the Sunrisers’ campaign given that the Tamil Nadu-born cricketer is one of the first names on his team’s sheet, capable of taking wickets and adding useful runs in the order.
Sundar was prolific with the ball against the Delhi Capitals at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, going 4-0-28-3; bringing down David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan and Aman Khan in the same over. He also contributed to Manish Pandey’s run before hitting a gutsy 24 for 15 balls as the home team trailed by seven runs looking for a modest 144.
Sunrisers Hyderabad in danger of missing out on IPL playoffs 2023
With just two wins in seven games, the Orange Brigade faces an uphill challenge to make the playoffs. His two wins have come against the Punjab Kings and Knight Riders of Calcutta on the back of complete performances. The SRH bowlers restricted the Kings to 143 and chased them in 17.1 overs with eight wickets to spare, thanks to Rahul Tripathi’s unbeaten 74.
Meanwhile, harry brook he came to the party at Eden Gardens against KKR, hammering a 55-ball 100 to take the Sunrisers to 228-4 in 20 overs. Captain Aiden Markram he also broke a fifty and added 72 with Brook. In response, Marco Jansen and Mayank Markande took two wickets each to limit the hosts to 205. Since then, the 2016 champions are still looking for a win and need a sea change during the second half of the IPL season to reach the playoffs.