County Cricket team Lancashire on Wednesday acquired all-rounder Washington Sundar for their ongoing domestic season campaign. The all-rounder will now play for the side in the upcoming 50-over Cup and, barring fitness, a handful of County Championship games.
Following the acceptance of his work visa, Sundar, who has already represented India in all three international formats, will join the Lancashire team the following month. After suffering an injury during the recently finished Indian Premier League season, the all-rounder is currently undergoing rehabilitation with the BCCI.
“The signing of Washington Sundar, an Indian international, has been officially announced by Lancashire Cricket. Washington will arrive in the UK after receiving clearance for his visa next month and join his new colleagues at Emirates Old Trafford,” according to a release from Lancashire Cricket.
Sundar also voiced his enthusiasm about joining Lancashire, noting that his first experience playing county cricket will be a tremendous learning experience for him.
“I can’t wait to play county cricket with Lancashire Cricket for the first time. I’m looking forward to playing at Emirates Old Trafford because it will be a terrific experience for me to play in English conditions,” he said.
I’d want to express my gratitude to Lancashire Cricket and the BCCI for providing this opportunity, and I look forward to joining the team next month.
Sundar joins the Lancashire County cricket team as the sixth cricketer from India. Farokh Engineer, a former wicketkeeper-batsman, was the first Indian to join the team in 1968. Following him, the Red Rose has been admirably represented by people like Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman, and former captain Sourav Ganguly.
With 108 points, Lancashire is presently third in the County Championship division one points standings, behind Hampshire and Surrey. After their Vitality Blast T20 games on June 26, they will play red-ball cricket again against Gloucestershire.