Akash Deep Replaces Injured Washington in RCB
Washington Sundar, an all-rounder for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, which begins on September 19, due to a finger injury he sustained in England. RCB also named a replacement in Bengal cricketer Akash Deep in a statement.
Gotta feel for Washington Sundar. He was literally one of the regular names in the playing XI of our t20 team since last 2-3 years. How life changes so quickly. He did well in Test and went with the team and suffered an injury which ruled him out of a World Cup. pic.twitter.com/Yb489wdNVK
— Kaushik (@_CricKaushik_) September 14, 2021
Sundar was hit by a sharp lifter from Mohammed Siraj in the practice game between County Select XI and the Indians, injuring his right index finger. He was then taken for an X-ray, which revealed that he had a fracture. “Royal Challengers Bangalore’s all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remainder of the Vivo IPL 2021 due to a finger injury. Akash Deep, a state cricketer from Bengal and net bowler with the franchise has been named as a replacement,”
Akash Deep Early life
Akash Deep is an Indian cricketer who was born on December 15, 1996. On March 9, 2019, he made his Twenty20 debut for Bengal in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He made his List A debut for Bengal in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy on September 24, 2019. He made his first-class debut for Bengal in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy on December 25, 2019.
“The move reaffirms RCB’s commitment to grooming and nurturing young players as the team continues to develop exceptional talent and pave the way for young players to break into the IPL and Indian cricket,” the statement continued.
Meanwhile, Akash Deep, 24, made his T20 debut in March 2019 and has 21 wickets at a strike rate of 16.35 in the shortest format of the game. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year, he had his best bowling performance of 4 for 35 against Hyderabad.