Ahead of their fixture against CSK later in the day, Delhi Capital’s spin bowler R Ashwin has suffered a injury during the match against KXIP. He bowled only one overs and there after he left the field due to ankle injury,
Today, Delhi Capitals will play against Chennai Super Kings in their 2nd match of he Indian Premier league 2020. They have won their first match against Kings XI Panjab in the super over.
Yesterday, Mohammad said that Ashwin has started the practice but we will take call on Ashwin’s availability before the match. If he won’t play then Amit Mishra will replace him in the playing XI.
“Ashwin is going for practice yesterday and we haven’t taken a call yet if he is going to be available or not for tomorrow’s game. We will see how the practice goes. We are monitoring him very closely. But yes, if he is not fit to play tomorrow, we have Amit Mishra who is very experienced player. He has been doing well in IPL. So yes that’s a plus point in this squad that we have got a replacement ready,” Mohammed Kaif, DC Capitals assistant coach, said in a video conference on Thursday, reported Hindustan Times.
“Soft tissue injuries will take place a lot because after long lay-off players are coming back. They are trying to give their best shot on the sand-based grounds which is not easy. We are not used to it. Body is not used to it. It is totally different. It’s a big ground (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) so there’s lot of running involved which probably don’t match in training session.
“Training is about batting, bowling, bit of fielding. But intensity is not that much as match day, so that’s why I feel it is going to be a tough one on the players this season,” Kaif said.