Washington recently made an impressive comeback in the preceding three-match ODI series against the West Indies, and he was looking to build on his steady all-round show in the one-dayers, starting here on Wednesday.
“Washington has suffered a hamstring strain and hence didn’t practice on the day. It seems there is a possibility that he would miss the entire series with three T20 matches in just five days,” a veteran BCCI official told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
The Chennai-based Washington came back to competitive cricket in the Vijay Hazare Trophy after a long layoff due to a hand injury sustained during the England tour.
Punjab left-arm orthodox spinner Harpreet Brar is a likely replacement as he is travelling with the squad.
Washington will join Axar and KL Rahul at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation.