Indian Premier League 2020: Ishant Sharma missed “A Game or Two” for Delhi Capitals, report says
Delhi Capital (DC) fast bowler Ishant Sharma can skip a match after suffering a back spasm before the first game of the season against Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. The management is not keen on taking him back as the 13th edition of the league has just started. Speaking to ANI, a member of the Delhi Capital team management said that while it was an unfortunate case of back spasm, the unit does not wish to hurry it keeping in view the long weather and weather conditions.
“He would ideally need a little time and could miss one or two games. We won’t put Ishant at risk and take him to the XI at the start of the season. The game has already started and he is in the middle and business. There is an important team. The end of the tournament, “the DC staff member said.
Asked if COVID-19 was hurt due to workload after the breakdown, he said that cramps can occur at any time and also affect a batsman in the net.
“No, it has nothing to do with returning to training after an epidemic-induced pause. He was constantly training during breaks, so that’s not the case.”
He said, “Players get hurt all the time. Even a batsman can suffer cramps while batting on the nets.
“They were immediately evaluated by the physio and necessary measures were taken.”
Delhi’s next match with last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings next match will be held at the Dubai Cricket Stadium on Friday.
In their third game, they will play Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 29 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
In their first game, Kagiso Rabada finished the game tie against KXIP after taking home the Delhi Capitals, bowling brilliantly in the Super Over.
While Rabada was superb with the ball, questions were raised on the quality of umpiring after Nitin Menon scored a run from KXIP in the 19th over as he felt that the batsman did not drop the bat inside the crease for the second run.
The team management brought the matter to match referee Javagal Srinath as he felt that a run would cost him the game.
Co-owners Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta have both requested for an improvement in umpiring quality as the IPL is one of the major domestic tournaments in world cricket.