Delhi Capitals (DC) ‘s aggressive wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant will not be able to play for seven to 10 days. Pant is injured, he has a grade one (mild sprain) injury to his leg muscles. For this reason, the team management can include Shimron Hetmyer in the playing eleven.
Delhi team will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) today (Wednesday). On Saturday, he will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In the last match, Alex Carrey of Australia was included in the playing XI in place of Pant.
With no Indian alternate wicketkeeper, the Capitals were forced to field Alex Carrey in place of Hetmyer. The team, however, missed two aggressive batsmen at the end of the innings as Shikhar Dhawan played 52 balls for an unbeaten 69-run innings.
An IPL source aware of the matter told PTI, ‘Delhi Capitals have sent the scan report to the BCCI medical team as the BCCI has made it mandatory to do so in the case of a centrally contracted player. This shows that Pant has a grade one injury.
The absence of Pant upset the balance of Delhi’s team as they lost two aggressive batsmen. The only option in Delhi’s current batting line-up is offensive all-rounder Lalit Yadav, who has scored in more than 30 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at a strike rate of over 136.
Carrie is a strong contender as a wicketkeeper, but he has hit just six sixes in 30 T20 Internationals for Australia.