Ashish Nehra to miss the tie against Mumbai Indians due to injury
The Delhi-based fast bowler has been handed in a huge blow.
Published - May 7, 2017 6:31 pm | Updated - May 7, 2017 6:31 pm
Ashish Nehra’s age has not stopped playing games with him. The 38-year-old fast bowler has been in and out of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad throughout this season. Because of his age, his body takes longer to recover and that makes him miss the odd games. Out of 17 games that Sunrisers played last season, Nehra featured in only 8 of them.
That said, the Delhi-based fast bowler has been handed in a huge blow. Apparently, he has pulled his hamstring and might not play against the mighty Mumbai Indians who have already secured their place in the qualifiers. Nehra is an integral part of the Sunrisers squad and will be a huge miss.
There is some positive news for Nehra as well. The injury is not the one for which he was operated last season and is a different one. Laxman, the mentor, confirmed the same. He said, “It’s not the hamstring which he got operated last year. This is a different injury.”
The backup bowlers for Sunrisers have also been superb for them. Mohammad Siraj and Siddharth Kaul, both have been amongst the wickets and have good yorkers as well. Siraj has impressed his skipper David Warner a lot as he talked about his skills and his hunger to learn new things.
Warner said, “He’s amazing. I see him (to be) similar, not in action, to Bumrah, but in quality.. quality in death, (with) new ball and pace. I think Siraj is a good find for us. He’s played well, I think he had a good domestic season and he’s learning on the go – that’s one thing I am really pleased about.”
However, Nehra’s experience will be sorely missed by the Australian. Nehra is to undergo some scans tomorrow as it would give a good idea about his injury. “Tomorrow the physio is going to take him for a scan. Then we’ll know the extent of the injury and what’s the future course for him. But yesterday he felt stiffness and pull in the hamstring,” explained VVS Laxman while talking to Cricbuzz on Sunday.