IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals’ lanky pacer Ishant Sharma who was out of the team due to an injury has been declared fit to play on Tuesday. This come as a massive boost to the side ahead of their upcoming match against the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
One of the Delhi Capitals sources spoke with ANI to reveal the latest development on the pacer’s injury stating that he may be available for today’s game.
Earlier, Ishant was dealing with a heel niggle that ruled him out of the starting matches of Delhi Capitals. The source stated, “He was struggling with a heel niggle, but he is good to go now. Had to take it slow and easy as we have a long road ahead of us and he is an integral part of the bowling attack,”
The 32-year-old was ruled out of IPL 2020 due to a left internal oblique muscle tear in his rib cage. He had also missed the Test series against Australia due to the same injury. However, his return will boost the bowling department of Delhi Capitals going forward into the season.
Delhi Capitals already boast of some of the best bowling lineups in the ongoing IPL 2021 comprising of Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje and Ravi Ashwin.
In fact, youngster Avesh Khan has been one of the most impressive bowlers this season with six wickets on his name in just three matches.
So far Delhi Capitals has played three matches, winning two out of them and all of them at the Wankhede Stadium . They are going to play their next two game at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Last year when Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians had met was in the finals which Mumbai Indians had won by 5 wickets.
This time Mumbai Indians that has already played on MA Chidambaram Stadium will have an edge over the Capitals.
“MI has played 2-3 three over there before so they know the conditions, for us the challenge will be to switch on mentally according to the wicket and prepare our plan and just go and implement it and play with a positive mindset, aggression and look to win the game,” said Dhawan in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Delhi Capitals.