3 players who can replace Ishant Sharma if he is ruled out of IPL 2020
Given how injury-prone the Indian players have become recently, it might be possible that the BCCI orders better treatment of Ishant's injury which would rule him out of the entire IPL season.
Updated - Mar 3, 2020 2:11 pm
Indian fast bowler, Ishant Sharma picked up an injury during India’s tour of New Zealand 2020. This ruled him out of the second Test match of the series and also, the first phase of IPL 2020. This is a major blow for Delhi Capitals because earlier their South African pace bowler, Kagiso Rabada suffered an injury and now, Sharma has joined him in the list of injured players.
The right-arm fast bowler is expected to recover soon and be available for the second half of the tournament, however, given how injury-prone the Indian players have become recently, it might be possible that the BCCI orders better treatment of Ishant’s injury which would rule him out of the entire IPL season. The Delhi-based pacer had a fantastic outing in the 2019 edition of the IPL as he was one of the vital cogs of the Delhi Capitals pace bowling attack.
In case he fails to make it to IPL 2020, here are the three players who can replace him in the Delhi Capitals team:
1. Kulwant Khejroliya
Delhi Capitals will have to sign an Indian player as Ishant Sharma’s replacement and as they have a very strong batting lineup, the team management will try to rope in an Indian fast bowler. While not many good options are present in the list of unsold players, the one player whom Delhi may love to sign is the left-arm seam bowler from Jhunjhunu– Kulwant Khejroliya.
The left-arm pacer has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the past. Besides, he represents Delhi at the domestic level so, he would have good knowledge about the track at Feroz Shah Kotla.
A left-arm Indian bowling option will bring variety to the Delhi pace attack which has right-arm fast bowlers like Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma and Avesh Khan. Hence, Delhi may be interested in signing Kulwant Khejroliya.