Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals faced KXIP in their first match of the IPL 2020 on 20th September in Dubai. The first match ended in favor of Delhi Capitals as they beat KXIP in the Super over on Sunday.
Delhi Capitals managed to put a score of 157 runs for rivals KXIP. And with an outstanding bowling strategy they managed to restrict KXIP to the same score before Rabada hails victory for his team Delhi Capitals in the Super Over. However the happiness of victory came along with a bad news of injury to star Spinner R Ashwin during the match at the Dubai International Stadium. Ashwin had to leave the field after his first over when he hurt himself when he was trying to drive Glenn Maxwell off his bowling. He did not come out to bowl after that incident and fans started fearing for the worse.
DC captain Shreyas Iyer has now given an injury update on Ashwin, saying that that the spinner has said he’ll be ready for the next game.
“It was important for us to get wickets, since the total was small, and I knew if I saved KG’s over for the end it would be helpful. Ashwin’s over was a key one, and it changed the game in our favor, but that’s what T20 cricket is. Ashwin says he’ll be ready for the next game, but in the end the physio is going to decide. Axar was fantastic with those middle overs too, stifling the runs in the middle after Ashwin was injured. We generally go by left-right combination in the team build-up. The way Stoinis assessed the wicket and played that innings was commendable”, Iyer said after the match.
In Ashwin’s absence Axar Patel handled the mantle & suppressed the opposition batsmen. However the superlative heroic performance of Stoinis won the match for Delhi Capitals.