India all-rounder Washington Sundar has named his choice of four semi-finalists for the ongoing T20 World Cup, taking place in Oman and UAE.
Speaking at the inauguration of PUMA’s largest store in North India at CyberHub, the RCB all-rounder was asked about his prediction of four semi-finalists.
Washington Sundar, who has missed out on cricket in the past few months due to a finger injury, feels that apart from India, the three other teams who could qualify for the semi-finals would be defending champions West Indies, England and Australia.
However, only two of these three teams would proceed to the semi-finals as they are in the same group of Super 12.
“Obviously India along with West Indies, England and Australia mostly,” Washington Sundar told PTI at the event.
It will be a blessing for me to open for the Test team: Washington Sundar
The 22-year-old also stated that it would be a “blessing” for him if he ever gets the chance to open in Test cricket someday. Washington Sundar has notched up 3 half-centuries in the 6 Test innings he has played so far.
Two of those are innings of 85* and 96* where he missed his maiden Test century because of lack of batting partners at the other end; the other fifty – a 62-run knock – came on his debut in the historic victory at the Gabba versus Australia.
Washington Sundar has shown his talent with the bat in hand time and again; it is not to forget that he started as a top-order batsman in junior cricket before picking up off-spin.
“It will be a blessing for me to open for the Indian Test team,” the youngster said.
Washington Sundar was recently ruled out of the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder has been advised a further one month of rest by National Cricket Academy head, Rahul Dravid, to recover from his finger injury, which he had sustained in England on the Test tour.