Washington Sundar has tested positive and is currently a far fetched starter for the three-match ODI series against South Africa, beginning January 19.
The 22-year-old spinner was to venture out to Cape Town alongside different individuals from the ODI crew yet it is presently dubious assuming that he will take the trip to South Africa by any stretch of the imagination.
“I have nothing to comment, I will come back to you soon,” stated Sundar.
Alongside different individuals from the ODI crew, he is accepted to be in Mumbai from where the crew will fly over to South Africa on Wednesday morning.
Now it will be challenging for men in blue to play the initial match of the white ball cricket with the absence of a young champ in the squad.
There is no immediate information if the BCCI will name a replacement but an office-bearer has confirmed to Cricbuzz on Tuesday (January 11) that Washington Sundar has tested positive and won’t travel to South Africa. “He tested positive some days back and it has been decided that he will not travel with the squad.”
Questions to selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma over a replacement remained unanswered but the squad, to be led by KL Rahul, has two other spinners in R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The IDI series will start from January 19 in Paarl and the second match, also in Paarl, on January 21 and round off the six-match tour with the third ODI at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on January 23.