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IPL 2021: Big blow to DC, this player was out due to injury

Ahead of the start of the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE, Delhi Capitals have suffered a major setback as their conservative left-arm bowler Manimaran Siddhartha has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

23 year old a quadriceps strain during training in Dubai. Left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya has been named as Siddharth’s replacement for the rest of the season.

According to the information received here, during a training session in Dubai, a slow left-arm orthodox picked up a quadriceps strain. JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that left-arm orthodox bowler Manimaran Siddhartha has been ruled out of VIVO IPL 2021 due to injury. The 23-year-old suffered a quadriceps strain while training in Dubai. ” DC said in a statement on Wednesday.

Blue Brigade further announced left-arm medium pacer Kulwant Khejroliya as Siddharth’s replacement. “Left-arm medium pacer Kulwant Khejroliya has been named as Siddharth’s replacement for the rest of the season.”

Khejroliya, who is already a part of Delhi Capitals team Bio Bubble as a net bowler, has taken 17 wickets in 15 T20 matches at an average of 23.29. 29-year-old represented Royal Challengers Bangalore In IPL 2018 and IPL 2019 season, took 3 wickets in 5 IPL matches.

Delhi Capitals support staff overseeing Manimaran Siddhartha’s rehabilitation program in Dubai. He will return to India in a few days where his rehabilitation will continue.

Earlier in the day, South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Enrique Nortje of Delhi Capitals and Ben Dwarshuis of Australia reached the team hotel in Dubai.

All players were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. Dwarshui will remain in quarantine for 6 days while South African players have entered the Delhi Capitals bio-bubble directly from the bio-bubble set up for the recently concluded ODI and T20I series in Sri Lanka.

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