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Toast of the town after his stunning IPL debut, Washington Sundar does not need any introduction. But his achievements do need to be celebrated! One of the most promising youngsters to have debuted for the India National Cricket Team in the last few years, the future looks truly sparkling for him. Right from the start of his domestic career to his international debut, and of course the stunning IPL feat, Washington has steadily climbed the ranks. Here, we will explore cricketer Washington Sundar’s inspiring journey: domestic & international career, IPL, stats, facts, social media, etc.

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About Cricketer Washington Sundar 

NameWashington Sundar
Born5th October 1999
Place of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
W Sundar Age23
Height6 ft 1 in
W Sundar BattingLeft-handed
W Sundar BowlingRight-arm off break
Washington Sundar IPL TeamSRH
IPL team PriceRs 8.75 Cr (IPL 2023)
W Sundar Net Worth$3 Million (approx.)
W Sundar RoleBowling all-rounder
Test Debut15 January 2021 v Australia
ODI Debut13 December 2017 v Sri Lanka
T20 Debut24 December 2017 v Sri Lanka
Team Played forIndia, India A, India C, India Red, India U-19, Tamil Nadu, RCB, SRH, Rising Pune Supergiants, India U-19,

Cricketer Washington Sundar: Biography

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Early Life

The first time Washington played cricket, he was barely four years old! He was just in upper kindergarten and used to play with his father. Observing his father’s practice and play influenced him a lot in those impressionable years. It isn’t surprising then that he developed a passion at such a tender age. Today cricket is everything for Washington. He doesn’t mind the stress or the hectic schedules, because he is doing something he loves.

At the same time, Washington doesn’t obsess about his game or technique 24/7, he knows to destress off the field. He trains at the MRF Pace Academy. Most of his day is spent on training.


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Washington Sundar first-class career

Washington made his domestic debut in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season. He played 12 matches and scored 532 runs at an average of 31.29 for Tamil Nadu. Sundar also took 300 wickets at an average of 26.93. He made his first first-class century in October 2017 during the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy against Tripura.

International Career

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In 2016, he was picked up in the India U-19 squad. Soon, he got his national call. Washington made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 13 December 2017. It was an eventful inning for the youngster, having managed figures of 1/65 apart from taking a catch. The performance earned him a T20 debut on the same tour on 24 December 2017.

With his on-field antics, Washington has managed to impress the legendary Australian cricketer Brett Lee as well. 

Washington Sundar made his Test debut on 15 January 2021 against Australia and his first Test wicket was Steve Smith. He scored 62 in his first Test innings in a crucial seventh wicket partnership of 123 with Shardul Thakur.


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Washington Sundar IPL

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Initially, Washington remained unsold in the Indian Premier League auctions in 2017. However, an opportunity opened up for Washington when he was picked up as a replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin by the Rising Pune Supergiant team in 2017. His performance in the very first year was extremely impressive. He even went on to win the Man of the Match award in the qualifier against Mumbai Indians. His 3 wickets for 16 runs were remarkable.

“Playing alongside players like MS Dhoni and Steve Smith, someone who averages 60 in Test cricket, was a special feeling. I am glad about it. When I got a chance to play for Pune, I just wanted to learn a lot of things from players like Dhoni, Smith, and others.

“At the end of the season, I had already played 11 games alongside them and gained a lot of knowledge that will be helpful for me in the future,” he said in an interview.

No wonder then that he was one of the sought-after youngsters in the next edition of the league. Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him for ₹ 3.2 crores.

The IPL call was the turning point of Washington’s career. In an interview with The Telegraph, he was quoted,

“It was kind of a turning point in my life… it did change a lot. Financially it did help a lot, especially my family. And life has been going pretty smooth ever since.”

In the IPL Auction 2023, SRH retained Washington Sundar for Rs 8.75 Cr. 


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Washington Sundar Career Stats

  • Cricketer Washington Sundar Bowling Stats
FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4752629963/894/16949.833.4187.6000
ODI1614516435163/303/3027.185.0532.2000
T20I3533675813293/223/2228.037.2223.2000
FC213530511482506/8711/18129.642.9161.0231
List A655623971859585/485/4832.054.6541.3010
T2011711322412586903/103/1028.736.9224.9000
  • Batting & Fielding | Washington Sundar Stats
FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test46226596*66.2550252.780331510
ODI16912335129.1227285.660117640
T20I351441075010.7070152.8501106120
FC2132493915933.53184051.031610314110
List A654698387022.64103281.20026013230
T201177620108854*19.42894121.70038536340

Washington Sundar IPL Stats

  • Bowling Stats
YEARMATBALLSRUNSWKTSBBMAVEECONSR4W5W
Career529361138333/1634.487.2928.3600
20231183200/3210.6700
2022916823962/2139.838.5428.0000
202169611831/739.337.3732.0000
20201530029882/1637.255.9637.5000
20193547443/2418.508.2213.5000
2018712019242/2248.009.6030.0000
20171118018583/1623.126.1622.5000

Washington Sundar Batting Style

Cricketer Washington Sundar is a left-handed batsman and right-arm spinner. An all-rounder, he is flexible enough to bat anywhere. Washington is a genuinely 3-dimensional player. Though he has a lot of versatility, he likes to open or bat at number 3.


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Washington Sundar Family

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Washington Sundar’s father, M. Sundar, is a former cricketer himself. He has represented Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in first-division cricket. Ever since Washington was born, his father cherished the dream of his son following in his footsteps and reaching even greater heights.

Washington has a sister, Shailja, who is very close to him. In fact, for many years, the two shared a room. Shailaja is a cricketer as well and represents the South zone. Truly a cricketing family indeed.

After his IPL debut and financial independence, Washington bought his flat. He didn’t want to stay away from his family, so he bought one right next to their existing flat. He fondly elaborated on his relationship with his sister in an interview with The Telegraph,

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“All the years I’ve been sharing a room with my sister, which is sometimes annoying, but yeah, some good fun also. But then being in a good room gives you some peace and gives you some time for yourself.”

Unknown Facts about Washington Sundar

  • Washington is named after PD Washington, his father’s mentor. In fact, Mr Washington, an ex-army man, financially supported his father on several occasions. He bought school books for him and paid his fees as well.
  • In the Duleep Trophy final 2017, he was declared the Man of the Match. The achievement was kind of like a pre-birthday gift for him as it came just a week before he turned 18.
  • At the age of 18 years and 80 days, he became the youngest player to make his T20 debut for India.
  • Did you know that Washington has bowled out Steve Smith during IPL trials? No wonder he got picked!
  • Washington has also played for the MRF team in first-division cricket.
  • Sunil Gavaskar has always been Washington’s favorite cricketer and an inspiration for him.
  • Even with 100% focus on cricket, Washington is ably handing his studies well. His class 12 board exams were just after the Under-19 World Cup, yet the talented lad managed to score 68%. He plans to pursue BBA or BA with an English major now.

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Washington comes across as an introvert. He is almost expressionless, even after taking a wicket. But he always opens up with his family and friends. Sundar quoted

“When I am with a few good friends [teammates], I am a jovial person. I love spending time with them and do not appear an introvert at all,” 

A truly talented youngster, Washington has a bright future ahead. He has just made inroads in the cricketing world, and there is indeed a long way ahead. But with his positivity, patience, humility, and of course talent, there’s no stopping him! We wish him all the best for his career and hope to see him make the entire country proud.

Washington Sundar Social Media

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What is the age of Washington Sundar?

W Sundar was born on 5 October 1999 and he is only 23 years old.

Which team Washington Sundar play in IPL?

In the IPL Auction 2023, SRH bought Washington Sundar for Rs 8.75 Cr. 

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