Delhi Capitals who are already having a difficult outing in the IPL 2019 have received another big blow as pacer Harshal Patel and all-rounder Rahul Tewaita have been ruled out of the remaining season of Indian Premier League.
Harshal Patel who was bought for INR 20 lakhs by Delhi has featured in two games in IPL season 12. He was expensive in both games but also picked two wickets.
He is suffering from an arm injury and hence has been ruled out of the remaining IPL season.
Rahul Tewatia, meanwhile played in four matches and was seen by Delhi as a potential all-rounder who could bring balance in the team by sending down a few overs and batting in the lower-middle order.
He also picked two wickets in four matches and didn’t make a big impact in four innings although he remained not-out in three of them.
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Mustafa Ghouse, Delhi Capitals director said that they will be organising a trial in Kolkata, so that coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly can take a look at the available options and opt for the replacements.
He noted that the rules clearly state that they have to pick players from the auction pool. So the trials will feature cricketers who were part of this pool.
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After six matches, Delhi find themselves at number six in the points table with three wins and three losses.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2019 squad:
Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh, Ankush Bains, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa