India all-rounder Washington Sundar injured his left shoulder while competing in the Royal London Cup ahead of Team India's tour of Zimbabwe. India was scheduled to travel to the African nation with three specialist spinners, one of whom was Sundar.
It was reported that he had a heavy landing on his shoulder while his Lanchasire team was facing Worcestershire on Wednesday. The extent of the injury is yet to be revealed.
"Washington Sundar has left the field after receiving treatment on his left shoulder following a heavy landing. No breakthroughs with the ball just yet. 27-0 (8)," Lancashire Cricket announced on Twitter.
As a result of the injury, Sundar will likely miss India's campaign in Zimbabwe and the ICC tournament in Australia later this year.
The 22-year-old is not included in the Asia Cup squad. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said they had no plan to include him in the roster for the upcoming T20 World Cup as well.
“He is a great asset for India team. But at the moment, he needs to work on his fitness and wait for his chance. We have spoken to him about T20 World Cup. Ashwin will be preferred in Australia. Washington will be back up in case of injury in T20s for now,” the BCCI said.
With Sundar being out, India will have to rely on Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel for the Zimbabwe tour.