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Washington Sundar (born 5 October 1999) is an Indian cricketer. He is a left handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner.[1][2] He has played for the India national under-19 cricket team as a Batsman.[3] He made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on 13 December 2017.[4] He made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka on 25 December 2017.

Washington Sundar
Personal information
Full nameWashington Sundar
Born (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 19)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RoleBatting All-rounder
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 220)13 December 2017 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.55
T20I debut (cap 72)24 December 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I11 November 2018 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.55
Domestic team information
2016/17–presentTamil Nadu
2017Rising Pune Supergiant (squad no. 555)
2018-Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 555)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC
Matches 1 7 12
Runs scored - 532
Batting average - 31.29
100s/50s –/– -/- 1/2
Top score - 159
Balls bowled 60 168 1740
Wickets 1 10 30
Bowling average 65.00 16.90 26.93
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 1
Best bowling 1/65 3/22 6/87
Catches/stumpings 1/– 1/- 6/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 November 2018


Domestic careerEdit

He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016.[5] Like Ravichandran Ashwin from Tamil Nadu before him, Washington Sundar went from being a batsman as a youngster to making his name as an offspinner. In October 2017, he scored his maiden first-class century, batting for Tamil Nadu against Tripura in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.[6] He was also selected for the India U-19 world cup in 2016.

In October 2018, he was named in India C's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[7]

International careerEdit

In November 2017, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[8] Early the following month, he was also added to India's One Day International (ODI) squad for the same series, after Kedar Jadhav injured his hamstring.[9] He made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on 13 December 2017.[4] Lahiru Thirimanne became his first wicket in international cricket as he clean bowled him out.

He made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka on 24 December 2017.[10] At the age of 18 years and 80 days, he became the youngest player to debut for India in T20Is.[11]

In March 2018, he was selected in India's squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He was praised by many for his economical bowling inside the powerplay as his economy of less than 6 runs an over. During the series, he bagged a maiden 3-wicket haul, making him the youngest ever T20I player to do so. He was named the player of the series for his performance. [12]

IPL careerEdit

In 2017 he was selected by Rising Pune Supergiant as a replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin. He made his Twenty20 debut for Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2017 Indian Premier League on 22 April 2017.[13] He had received the man of the match award in IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 played between Mumbai Indians and Pune Supergiants, in which he took 3 wickets for 16 runs. He holds the record for the best bowling figures in an IPL final.

January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction.[14]

He is expected to be bought by Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming editons of Indian Premier League.


  1. ^ K Chakraborty (6 November 2015). "Tamil Nadu teen makes India U-19 cut - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Washington Sundar". Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ "U-19 Tri-series: For the Sundars, only way is Sunny's way". Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "2nd ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of India at Chandigarh, Dec 13 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak, Oct 6-9, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Washington Sundar's 156* underpins TN's dominance". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Washington Hooda in India's T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Washington Sundar replaces injured Jadhav in ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  10. ^ "3rd T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of India at Mumbai, Dec 24 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Washington Sundar youngest to play for India in T20Is". Times of India. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Washington Sundar". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Indian Premier League, 24th match: Rising Pune Supergiant v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Pune, Apr 22, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  14. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.