All you need to know about Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda and Basil Thampi

Washington Sundar   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

India’s T20 squad for the upcoming three-match series against Sri Lanka featured three new faces – all-rounders Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda and fast bowler Basil Thampi.

Washington Sundar

Plays for: Tamil Nadu

Washington is a left-handed batsman who bowls off-spin

The 18-year-old made his T20 debut during the 2017 IPL for Rising Pune Supergiant. He made a big impact with his bowling during the Qualifier against Mumbai Indians, taking the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu, finishing with figures of 3 for 16 off four overs and with it the Man of the Match award.


Washington is an elegant left-handed batsman and has been used at the top of the order as a hitter during the Tamil Nadu Premier League.

In 12 first-class matches to date, he has scored 532 runs with a highest of 159.

During a Duleep Trophy match in September, he scored 88 and 42 and took 11 wickets in the match.

Deepak Hooda

Deepak Hooda in action for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Deepak Hooda in action for Sunrisers Hyderabad  


Plays for: Baroda

Deepak Hooda is a right-handed batsman who bowls off-spin

Hooda made an impact during the 2014 Under-19 World Cup in the UAE, scoring 235 runs with two fifties and picking up 11 wickets, including a five-wicket haul.

He has represented Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He has a highest score of 54, with a strike rate of 139 runs for every 100 balls. In 41 IPL matches, he has taken six wickets. He has been used mostly as a middle-order batsman.

Sunrisers were so impressed with his hitting ability that they bought him for Rs 4.2 crores in 2016.

Hooda has a highest first-class score of 293.

Hooda scored a T20 century for Baroda during the 2017-18 Interstate T20 tournament.

Basil Thampi

Basil Thampi.

Basil Thampi.  


Plays for: Kerala

Basil Thampi is a right-arm fast bowler and regarded as one of the quicker bowlers in the domestic circuit.

Thampi enjoyed a good debut IPL season for Gujarat Lions in 2017, taking 11 wickets in 12 games with a best of 3 for 29.

Thampi made it to the India A squad that toured South Africa after the IPL.

The 24 year old has 28 first-class wickets and 37 wickets in T20s.

In three Ranji Trophy matches this season, he has taken 8 wickets, playing his part in helping Kerala make the quarter-finals for the first time.

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