Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ruled Out Of IPL 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered an enormous blow as its pace ace Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with thigh injury.
He sustained the injury during the league fixture against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Friday and team sources have told Sportstar that the pacer are going to be missing the remainder of the tournament.
Prithvi Raj Yarra the left-arm Indian fast bowler has been announced as replacement by Sunrisers Hyderabad for injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
During the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, having bowled only one delivery while into his fourth over.
Kumar is that the third player – and second for the Sunrisers – to miss this year’s IPL thanks to injury. Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh was the primary to be ruled out thanks to ankle injury within the first week of IPL.
Also, on Monday, the Delhi Capitals announced that legspinner Amit Mishra wouldn’t participate further within the tournament, having hurt the annualry on his bowling hand.
Kumar was seen holding his hip, but it’s understood he has injured his thigh. It can’t be confirmed how serious the injury is.
However, the Indian team management and selectors would worry , considering he would be within the reckoning for India’s upcoming tour of Australia – which is probably going to be held in late November – although no official itinerary has been announced.
The Sunrisers are sure to feel the absence of Kumar, their most experienced and best strike bowler. In spite of the fact that Bhuvneshwar had just taken three wickets this IPL, he was among the foremost economical bowlers within the tournament, having given away just 6.98 runs an over.
Who is Prithvi Raj Yarra?
Prithvi Raj Yarra may be a 22-year-old left-arm fast bowler, who has played only ten first-class matches for Andhra.
However, he has become one among their prime bowlers whenever available for selection over the last three seasons, having taken 39 wickets at 21.51.
His speeds are almost like that of fellow Sunrisers’ fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed. Yarra was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders within the 2019 IPL and played only two matches.
David Warner with a slower ball was his only IPL wicket came on debut against the Sunrisers.
Despite a coffee number of senior-level matches since debuting within the 2017-18 season, Raj has already played within the Duleep Trophy for India Red and within the Deodhar Trophy last year for India A.
The Knight Riders against the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019 was his last T20 match.
Prithvi Raj Yarra came with the Sunrisers’ squad as a net bowler and hence would be automatically assimilated into the squad without having to undergo the six-day quarantine for anyone coming into the IPL’s biosecure environment.