Washington Sundar
(Indian Cricketer)

Following the footsteps of his statesman Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar also started as a batsman before making his name as a handy off-spinner. He got his breakthough when he was selected to play for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 edition of IPL after being named as the replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin who was nursing a fingure injury at that time. His most remarkable performance came in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians when he scalped 3 wickets which helped the Pune franchise reach the final. Later that year in December he made his debut for India in a home series against Sri Lanka in the limited overs format.

Washington Sundar
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):185 cm
Weight (approx.):74 kg
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth:5th Oct 1999
Age (as on 2017):18 years
Birth Place:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Libra
School:St Bede’s School, Chennai
Educational Qualifications:Currently pursuing 10+2
Father:Mani Sundar

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Sister:Manisundar Shailaja
Coach/Mentor:M Senthilnatahan and M Venkataramana
Address:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Cricket Career
International Debut:
ODI:13th Dec 2017 vs Sri Lanka at Mohali

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Washington Sundar getting his ODI cap from Ravi Shastri

T20:24th Dec 2017 vs Sri Lanka at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai
Jersey Number:#555 (IPL), #55(International), #5(India U19)
Domestic/State Team:Tamil Nadu, Royal Challengers Bangalore, TUTI Patriots, Rising Pune Supergiant, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red.
Nature on field:Calm
Likes to play against:NA
Favourite Ball:Flipper
Career Turning Point
  • In the Rising Pune Supergiant trials 2017, he regularly took the wicket of Steven Smith and stunned the selectors.
  • In Tamil Nadu Premier League 2016, he took 11 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 12 with an economy of 5.54.
  • Till May 2017, Washington Sundar’s best T20I bowling figures are 3 wickets off 23 runs.

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  • He chipped in with 3 wickets conceding just 16 runs in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2017 playing for Rising Pune Supergiant.
Hobbies:Listening music
Favourite Batsmen:Sunil Gavaskar
Favourite Bowlers:Shane Warne
Favourite Football Team:NA
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:NA
Favourite Actors:NA
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite TV Shows:NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Unmarried
Net Worth:NA
IPL 11:Rs. 3.3 Crore
Awards and recognitions


Lesser Known Facts
  • Smoking- No
  • Drinking Alcohol- No
  • His father is a Ranji Level cricketer and he wanted his son to play for India one day. His father had a godfather Mr. Washington, who used to help him financially for his schooling and cricket goods. Therefore, the former was named by his father as Washington in order to pay tribute to latter’s godfather.
  • He still opens the batting sometimes for his state as initially he used to be a batsman.