Delhi Capitals pacer Ishant Sharma will miss more two to three matches for Delhi Capitals after suffering a back injury ahead of the first game of the season against KXIP at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
The DC management has decided not to bring in the senior pacer back to the field for more two to three games as it was a case of back spasm & the team doesn’t want to rush him keeping in mind long season ahead & the weather conditions in UAE.
“He will ideally need a little time and may miss a game or two. We will not risk Ishant and rush him into the XI so early in the season. The games have only begun and he is a vital cog going into the middle and business end of the tournament,” the DC staff member said.
When asked about the reason of such spasms, Delhi Capitals staff member said that such spasms can happen at any time & can also affect a batsman in the nets.
“No, it has nothing to do with returning to training after the pandemic-induced break. He had been training constantly during the break so that is not the case,” he explained.
“Also, injuries happen to sportspersons all the time. Even a batsman can suffer spasms while batting at the nets.
“He was assessed immediately by the physio and necessary measures were taken.”
Delhi Capitals will face CSK in their next game at the Dubai Cricket Stadium on Friday. In their third day they will play SRH at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 29.