In a major blow to Sunrisers Hyderabad, senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has ben ruled out of the entire IPL 2020 after sustaining injury while bowling against Chennai Super Kings. Also Read - KXIP vs DC Dream11 Team Prediction Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals T20 Match 38 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium 7.30 PM IST Tuesday October 20
Delhi Capitals have also lost the services of veteran spinner Amit Mishra due to a finger injury. Also Read - IPL 2020: CSK Captain MS Dhoni Reveals Why Youngsters Weren't Given Enough Chances
Bhuvi ended up with a thigh muscle injury while bowling the 19th over of CSK innings in Dubai on October 2 following which he sat out the entire match. He subsequently missed their next match against Mumbai Indians. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively
“Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out of IPL with a thigh muscle injury. It is probably a grade 2 or 3 injury, which could mean that he would be out for at least 6 to 8 weeks. It might effectively rule him out of India’s tour of Australia,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
While the extent of the 30-year-old’s injury is not clear, it is expected to heal in at least six to eight weeks. This means he’ll in all likeliness miss India’s tour of Australia scheduled for December during which they are to play four Tests.
His rehabilitation will be looked after the BCCI as h’s a centrally contracted player.
Meanwhile, Mishra sustained a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand whilst attempting to take a return catch off his bowling against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on 3rd October.
“Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury,” DC said in a statement on Monday.
Mishra’s absence will hurt DC as he would have been key in bigger grounds as his performance against CSK and KKR showed.
The franchise has Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane as a replacement finger-spinner.
The spin department will now be mainly led by Ravichandran Ashwin and allroundrr Axar Patel.