|Full Name:||Washington Sundar|
|Date of Birth:||05th October 1999|
|Birthplace:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Height:||185 cm, 1.85 m, 6’1″|
|Weight:||74 kg, 163 lbs|
Washington Sundar Biography
Starting his cricket at a tender age of four, a guy from Tamil Nadu, Washington Sundar has come a long way. Batting in the lower middle order as a pinch hitter and a right arm spinner, Sundar is an indispensable asset in the shortest format of cricket.
Washington Sundar made his one-day international debut against Sri Lanka in 2017.
At just 20 years of age, Washington Sundar has made rapid strides. He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Washington Sundar made his international debut at a tender age of four. Given his father is also a former cricketer, Sundar’s didn’t have to fight his way to become a cricketer. It was in fact his father who insisted on him taking the sport. Apparently, he was named by his father in the honour of his mentor P.D Washington.
Born on 5th October 1999, Sundar was initially trained under the watchful eyes of his father. He did his schooling from St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.
Washington Sundar's Domestic Career
The Tamil-Nadu cricketer rose through the ranks via age-group cricketer. Impressive and consistent performances at the junior level meant he made his first-class debut in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy.
Turning up for Tamil Nadu, Washington Sundar made his first appearance in a Ranji match on 6th October 2016. Sundar played 5 matches in his debut season. He scored 87 runs with the willow while picking 7 wickets with the ball at an average of 28.42.
Maiden First Class Century: The following edition of Ranji Trophy saw him notching his first century in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy. Opening the batting for Tamil Nadu, Sundar struck a beautiful knock of 159 runs off 231 balls which was laced with 14 fours and a six. Striking the ball at 68.83, Sundar immediately caught the attention of many.
He was the third-highest run-scorer for the team that season, accumulating 215 runs in 6 matches at an average of 39.37.
Under-19 World Cup (2016): Washington SundarOwing to his potential of taking wickets in tough situations and aggressive hitting, Shankar went into the T20 World Cup as India’s one of the prominent all-rounder. Playing six matches for his side, Shankar picked 5 wickets at an average of 20.20.
Shankar immediately came into people’s reckoning after playing a beautiful 71-ball 62 run knock in the first match against Ireland. Besides, the Tamil Nadu cricketer kept exhibiting his tight lengths with the balls.
Washington Sundar's International Career
Sri Lanka series in 2017 was Washington Sundar’s first international assignment. He was selected in India’s T20 squad and later was also drafted in the ODI squad for the same series. Sundar made his ODI debut on December 13, 2017 against Sri Lanka. The Tamil Nadu cricketer made his T20 debut against the same side in the same series.
At the age of 18 years and 80 days, he became the youngest player to debut for India in T20Is. 2018 Nidahas Trophy gave him another opportunity to prove his credentials. He proved out to be quite impressive with the ball, dishing out economical spells. In that particular series, he took his maiden three-wicket haul and thereby became the youngest T20 player to do so.
Washington Sundar made his IPL debut in the 2017 Indian Premier League season. New franchise Rising Pune Super Giants bought the services of Tamil Nadu spinner. He played 11 matches in that season, picking 8 wickets at an average of 23.12. He showcased his best performance in IPL 2017 in the Qualifier 1 game against Mumbai Indians, picking 3 wickets for just 16 runs.
Ahead of the 2018 IPL season, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the auctions. He played seven games, but could only pick four wickets. Next season too went disappointing for the all-rounder.