Washington made a comeback against Gujarat Titans after being out for three matches due to an injury to his bowling arm. He again injured the same hand while fielding against Chennai on Sunday. Due to this, his playing in the next match against Delhi Capitals is also doubtful.
Due to this the off-spinner could not bowl during Sunrisers’ 13-run loss to Chennai. He came to bat lower down the order but could only face two balls.
Moody told reporters after the match, “It is unfortunate that he has suffered an injury in the same hand that was there earlier. Earlier the injury was completely healed but that limb has been injured again. It doesn’t need stitches though.
“But unfortunately he was not in a position to bowl. It really affected our bowling as he is an important bowler for us.
Fast bowler T Natarajan was also out midway during the match against Chennai due to injury. This left Kane Williamson as the fifth bowler to hand over the ball to Aiden Markram and Shashank Singh, who together bowled four overs and conceded 46 runs in them.
Moody said, “When you lose your main bowler, it is a big blow to the team. Natarajan was also out of the field for some time due to injury. Thus, till the 14th-15th over, there were seven overs that our main bowlers did not do. Due to this we lost 20-30 runs more.