Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) head coach Tom Moody has revealed that all-rounder Washington Sundar re-injured his bowling hand in the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and hence is doubtful their next game against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing IPL 2022 on May 5.
Sundar had made a comeback against the Gujarat Titans after missing three matches due to split webbing in his bowling hand. After re-injuring his bowling hand, the off-spinner didn’t bowl a single ball against CSK, but he did come down to bat, but he could face only two balls in SRH’s last match in the ongoing IPL 2022.
Tom Moody said at the post-match presentation: “It’s very unfortunate that he had a knock on the same hand were he split his webbing. It had healed completely but he re-injured that area, it’s not injured to the point that he needs it re-stitched.
But unfortunately, it wasn’t in a state where he could bowl. It really did have an impact on us in that early phase of bowling, given he has such a critical bowler for us.”
Meanwhile, apart from Sundar, T Natarajan was also off the field for a considerable time nursing an injury, leaving the SRH to struggle with the ball, as CSK posted 202/2 on the board.
Moody stated: “When you lose one of your important bowlers, it is a massive blow to the side. We also had Natarajan off the field with an injury that was taking sometime before he could come back on.”
He signed off by saying, “So, we basically had seven overs that hadn’t been bowled by our frontline bowlers till the 14th-15th over. It made it very difficult for Kane to manage the situation in the middle and we chased a total which was 20-30 runs more than it should have been.”
(With PTI Inputs)