Today, ahead of the match against CSK, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer confirmed that Ashwin will miss more two-three matches in the IPL 2020 due to his shoulder injury.
Ashwin suffered a shoulder injury in Delhi Capitals first match against KXIP. “We needed that win in the first game of the season. The boys are really motivated and we are in a great mindset. I would have chosen to field as well because, in the last match, dew played a great part. Ashwin, I feel is doing pretty well, but we wanted to give him rest for two-three games so that he feels better. He’s doing well in the gym. We have two changes — Amit Mishra in for Ashwin and Avesh Khan for Mohit Sharma,” Iyer said during the toss against CSK.
During the match against KXIP who were chasing a target of 158 runs Iyer handed the ball to Ashwin in the sixth over. He bowled a splendid over & grabbed two crucial wickets for Karun Nair & Nicholas Pooran. However on the last ball of the over he dived to save a single run & ended in hurting his own shoulder.
Ashwin went off field with Physio Patrik Farhart after he seemed to have dislocated his left shoulder and used the jersey as a temporary sling to keep his shoulder in place. He was seen in the dressing room with a sling on his left hand and an ice-pack on the shoulder.
In the end of the game, Delhi Capitals won against KXIP in the super over after both the teams scored 157 runs on board. After match, Captain shreyas Iyer said that Ashwin will be available for the next game but the final decision will still be taken by physio Farhat.