Washington Sundar was one of the positives of the ODI series in New Zealand. The all-rounder, who was away from the action since February due to a series of injuries, made an impressive comeback. He scored 37 not out and 51 in the first and third ODI against the Kiwis.
In both matches, he gave India momentum towards the end. In the opening game, his innings took the team’s total above 300, while in the last contest, Sundar’s maiden ODI fifty allowed the Men in Blue to cross 200 as they finally folded on a score of 219 runs.
However, the cold weather conditions at the Hagley Oval impacted him. After the game, the 23-year-old lost track of where he was while replying to Murli Kartik.
“Playing for Lancashire in Manchester, I encountered similar conditions. Very similar to the place where we are at the moment. Where are we?” he said before Kartik informed him ‘We are in Washington, then he continued, “Yes, it helped me prepare for such cold conditions today.”
Meanwhile, his 51 came off 64 balls, with five fours and a six. India lost the series 0-1.