IPL 2020: 3 Players who can replace Ishant Sharma in Delhi Capitals
Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the whole season after playing only one match.
Updated - Oct 13, 2020 11:57 am
Delhi Capitals (DC) are shining in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise has won five out of seven matches and are standing at the second position in the points tally with 10 points in its kitty. However, the franchise is dealing with some massive blows. Few days back, their leg-spinner Amit Mishra was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. This was followed by their swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant getting injured and being advised to rest for a week.
Now the team has another bad news as its pacer Ishant Sharma will not take any further part in the league. The seamer has suffered abdominal muscle tear and will take time to recover. The experienced player had featured in only 1 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on September 29 and went for 26 runs in three overs without picking up a wicket. As Ishant is out of the T20 extravaganza, Capitals will be looking for a suitable replacement for the pacer.
Here are a few players that can potentially replace Ishant Sharma:
3. Pranshu Vijayaran
The team management can look up to the all-rounder Pranshu Vijayaran as a replacement for Ishant Sharma as he has been training with the team since day 1 of their campaign in IPL 2020 as a net bowler. The 24-year-old can contribute with both bat and ball if the situation arises.
Pranshu made his List A debut for Delhi in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 20 September 2018 while he has been playing T20 cricket in the domestic circuit since 2015.
The young lad has featured in 19 T20 matches and has taken 12 wickets at an economy and average of 8 and 34.7 respectively. Pranshu has also featured in 6 List A matches taking 2 wickets at an economy of 4.69 and scoring 81 runs for his team at an average of 27 and strike rate of 98.8.