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| On May 5, 2022 7:18 PM IST

DC vs SRH IPL 2022: Why is Axar Patel Not Playing Today?


Axar Patel IPL 2022 DC vs SRH: In a big blow, Delhi Capitals (DC) star all-rounder Axar Patel is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi Capitals have witnessed quite mixed results in the ongoing T20 tournament so far. The Rishabh Pant-led team have won 4 matches and also suffered 5 disappointing losses so far.

DC vs SRH IPL 2022: Why is Axar Patel Not Playing Today?

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant mentioned at the toss that they have made some forced changes including premier all-rounder Axar Patel sitting out. It is understood that Axar sustained a hip injury while batting during the previous match against Lucknow Super Giants and this is the reason why he was not available for selection. He has been replaced by pace bowling all-rounder Ripal Patel in the DC playing 11 for the today IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Axar Patel has not bowled really well this T20 season having picked up just 4 wickets from as many as 9 games at a fine economy of less than 8. The left-arm spinner was retained by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction at a whopping price of INR 9 Crore.

Axar Patel Stats in IPL

Matches Wickets Runs IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
118 99 1098 145 runs & 4 wickets (9 games) 42* & 0/25, 24 & 1/28, 0/21, 2/10, 1/29


“We’re happy to bat first, nothing much changes for us – we have 4 changes. Shaw, Axar, Mustafizur and Sakariya aren’t playing. Nortje, Mandeep, Ripal Patel and Khaleel are in – some are forced changes due to injuries particularly Axar Patel, and few are because of the wicket. There is nothing much to talk (about losses), you can only learn from your mistakes and keep improving,” said Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant at the toss.

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Confirmed DC Playing 11

The Delhi Capitals have brought in Ripal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Mandeep Singh and Khaleel Ahmed for their 10th game of the IPL 2022 season. Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya have missed out.

DC Playing 11
1. Mandeep Singh
2. David Warner
3. Mitchell Marsh
4. Rishabh Pant (C & WK)
5. Rovman Powell

6. Lalit Yadav
7. Ripal Patel
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Khaleel Ahmed
10. Anrich Nortje
11. Kuldeep Yadav

DC vs SRH Head to Head


DC won SRH Won No Results

Overall (20 matches)


11 0
Last 5 IPL Matches 3 2



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Kuljyot Singh

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