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IPL 2020: Players Who can Replace Injured Ishant Sharma at Delhi Capitals

Barinder Sran, Vinay Kumar
Dailyhunt, Sportswallah

The Delhi capitals have written to the Indian Premier League Board of Directors requesting an Ishant Sharma replacement.

Ishant Sharma is currently unable to play with a back injury and has only played one game for the team against Sunrise Hyderabad in the 13th edition of the IPL.

Speaking with ANI, sources familiar with the developments said a request had been sent to IPL GC to replace Ishant. “Yes, we have sent a request to the organizers for a replacement for Ishant,” the source said.

Here are the players who can be Ishant Sharma’s replacement.

Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar (middle right arm player) is the most experienced bowler among unsold players. He has played 41 international matches in all formats, scalping 49 wickets for the Indian cricket team.

Kumar can confuse opposition with his bowling skills and could be the perfect replacement for Ishant Sharma. It will be exciting to view if he can sign a deal with the Delhi capitals in the second half of IPL 2020.

Barinder Sran

Barinder Sran is Sirsa-based fast left-arm pitcher. He has been part of four franchises in his IPL career.

Sran has made 48 T20 appearances during his career, scalping 45 wickets at a strike rate of 21.4. He has represented the Indian cricket team in two T20Is, and six ODIs.

He is one of the best fast left-arm bowling options available as a replacement player among unsold players.

However, Delhi has had several damage concerns this season and started with Ishant, and then Ravichandran Ashwin also suffered a shoulder injury.

While the shoulder injuries were found to heal shortly, luck was not on Amit Mishra’s side. He injured a muscle in the ring finger of his bowling hand. In the end, he was dominated out of the game and had to undergo surgery.

The Rishabh wicket keeper can also be currently at a stop as he has a tense hamstring injury that can want to relax every week.