Washington Sundar Tests COVID-19 Positive Ahead of ODIs in South Africa: Report

Ind vs SA: Washington Sundar has tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of the white-ball leg in South Africa.

Updated: January 11, 2022 3:22 PM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

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Washington Sundar COVID Positive

Mumbai: In what would come as a piece of bad news for Indian fans, allrounder Washington Sundar has tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of the white-ball leg in South Africa. As per a report on Cricbuzz, Sundar has contracted the virus and his participation in the upcoming series is now in doubt. Sundar has been named for the ODI and T20I Indian squads for the series in South Africa.

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This would also be a major setback for the cricketer at a personal level. Sundar has been in top form in the domestic circuit over the past two seasons and would have been hoping to make an impact in South Africa.

It would now be interesting to see if Sundar recovers and is allowed to board the flight to South Africa or will a replacement be named?

Meanwhile, KL Rahul would be leading the side in the absence of injured Rohit Sharma. Players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer would be looking to impress if they get the opportunity.

India squad for South Africa ODIs: KL Rahul (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, R Ashwin, W Sundar, J Bumrah (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj

Over the last two weeks, India has been reeling under the third wave of Coronavirus. While complete lockdown has not been imposed thus far, but restrictions have been put in place to cope with the spike in numbers.

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Published Date: January 11, 2022 3:21 PM IST

Updated Date: January 11, 2022 3:22 PM IST