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3 Players who can replace the injured Washington Sundar in Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad is back in form, clinching two consecutive victories in IPL 2022. Kane Williamson’s men defeated Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets on Sunday. However, the Hyderabad-based outfit was dealt a massive blow during the game. Lead spinner Washington Sundar hurt his webbing and due to the hand injury, he is reportedly going to miss two games for the franchise. The team next faces Kolkata Knight Riders on 15th April. In this article, we take a look at three players who can replace the injured Washington Sundar in Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI.

1) Shreyas Gopal

Shreyas Gopal is the player who is most likely to be drafted in place of Washington Sundar. The Karnataka leg-spinner has the experience, having picked up 48 wickets in the 48 IPL games that he has played so far. Although his recent form has not been encouraging, he is still the best bet for SRH.

Like Washi, Shreyas can also be relied upon in the lower middle-order with the willow. With Gopal’s inclusion, SRH will have variety in the bowling attack in the form of a leg-spinner.


2) J Suchith

J Suchith is one of the players who can replace the injured Washington Sundar in the Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI. The all-rounder played a few games for the team last season. He was also impressive in some of these matches.

Suchith is a left-arm orthodox spinner and SRH anyways has Abhishek Sharma in the same profile. However, the Punjab youngster has not been his best with the ball. Hence, the Karnataka spinner might get a chance in the playing XI.

3) Abdul Samad

Abdul Samad was surprisingly dropped from the playing XI a few games ago. This is despite him being one of the retained players before the IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. However, with Washi injured, Samad could find a way back into the XI.


SRH can try to make use of Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma to replace Washington Sundar’s quota of the spin overs. If they can do that, they will have good depth in the batting department with Samad in the XI. The management can also try to make use of his big-hitting skills by using him as a floater. Hence, Samad could replace Washi in the XI.

Nesara V Jagannatha

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