Washington Sundar talks candidly about playing for Lancashire© Twitter
Washington Sundar is looking forward to learning from the legendary James Anderson during his time in Lancashire, a club he even chose while playing on his Playstation. With his upcoming stint on the England county side, the 22-year-old will be making his comeback in red ball cricket since suffering a finger injury last July. The injury kept him sidelined from India’s tour of England last year and also from the second leg of the 2021 Indian Premier League.
“I remember playing with my Playstation and picking Lancashire against most of the domestic teams here. It’s great to be here and play for Lancashire,” Washington said in an interview with the club’s official YouTube channel.
The young all-rounder added: “It has some exciting talent and some experienced players. I look forward to sharing the dressing room with them and sharing knowledge about how cricket is played here.
“Most importantly, I’m looking forward to winning a lot of games and reminiscing with everyone.” Washington said he liked to play Andrew Flintoff when playing video games. The Indian will be available for the entire Royal London One-Day Cup competition and will likely play some County Championship matches as well.
“I used to be Andrew Flintoff because he gave me four overs of solid pace and swing, and of course he could come down at six or seven and have some huge sixes tonk.
“Obviously James Anderson is a legend, he can swing the ball either way. I’m looking forward to seeing him here, watching him bowl and how he handles things,” he said.
The all-rounder, who bowls off-spin and strikes left-handed, has already represented India in all three formats and has also made more than 50 appearances in the IPL.
In 2017, at the age of 18 years and 80 days, Washington became the youngest player to debut for India in T20Is and has since made 31 appearances in the shortest format for his country – taking 25 wickets.
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