Delhi Capitals have suffered a big blow in the ongoing IPL season as their two players have been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury.
The franchise hasn’t confirmed the news yet but as per a report in Cricketnext, two players who have been ruled out are Rahul Tewatia and Harshal Patel.
Both the players have been part of the playing XI in the season and it was a surprise not to see them play on a consistent basis.
Now the report of them being ruled out almost confirms the reason that they were not dropped and missed the games due to respective injuries.
Tewatia was bought by the franchise for a huge amount of Rs 3 Crore.
He played in four games this season, scalping two wickets.
On the other hand, Harshal Patel played two games in which he scalped two wickets.
Delhi Capitals franchise is now looking forward to conducting trials to replace the injured duo.
“Yes, we have a couple of injury concerns in the team. We can’t reveal the names of the players yet but we’ll be organizing a trial in Kolkata, so that coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly can take a look at the available options and opt for the replacements,” Mustafa Ghouse, Delhi Capitals’ director, told Cricketnext.
The Shreyas Iyer-led side has had a mixed season so far.
In six matches that Delhi Capitals have played, they have won three matches and have lost three matches.
The team has all the basics covered but despite that, the results haven’t been in their favour.
Shikhar Dhawan is yet to step up with the bat.
On the other hand, Rishabh Pant has not been able to finish off the games for Delhi Capitals.
In the home game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals failed to chase down the target of 186 and the match went to super over, which they (DC) eventually won.
Against Kings XI Punjab, again, the team’s inability to finish the game was on display and the R Ashwin-led team snatched the win from Delhi Capitals in the end.
Against Royal Challengers Bangalore as well, Delhi Capitals lost wickets in the end but they successfully chased down the target of 150.
They next play Kolkata Knight Riders in an away game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
At the same venue, the team will conduct trials to replace the injured duo.