Big blow for sunrisers Hyderabad, their most important bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out from entire Indian Premier League 2020. Now SRH names Prithvi Raj Yarra as a replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Prithvi Raj Yarra has played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous season of IPL.
“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.
Bhuvneshwar had been in decent form during this year’s IPL with an economy rate of less than 7 in four games with three wickets.
His injury will be a massive blow to SRH skipper David Warner as he struggles for quality death bowlers in his side which is short on experience.
In case of Bhuvneshwar, he might stay back in the UAE as the Indian team’s physio Nitin Patel is also there as part of the BCCI’s medical team.
Amit Mishra to be ruled out from entire IPL 2020
“Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury,” the statement further read.
“Unfortunate to lose Mishra in the middle when he was spinning the ball really well,” DC captain Shreyas Iyer had said after the game.
“The worst part is that he was looking in great rhythm and was bowling really well. His experience was something that was not just helping him in the middle on these UAE wickets, but also the young spinners in the team,” a DC official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.