In the draw for the match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), when captain David Warner revealed his playing XI to the presenter, a major name, that of bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was missing.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been one of the main players in the Hyderabad-based franchise and has even led the team a few IPLs before. He is one of the top rated T20 bowlers in the world and his record speaks for itself. Kumar, from Meerut, has 45 wickets in 48 T20I matches for India.
Overall in T20, Bhuvneshwar has 196 wickets in 189 T20 games with a saving of 7.17 with best bowling of 5/19. He was the first bowler to perform five wicket runs in all three international formats. for India. However, recently he has been battling injuries which have hampered his progress in both international cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out due to injury
The 31-year-old fast bowler had only played 4 games in the 2020 IPL before retiring from the rest of the tournament with a hip injury, missing the tour to Australia. and prior to that in 2019-20, he was sidelined due to a sports hernia. He made his comeback on the Indian side performing extremely well in the T20I five-game series picking 4 wickets, then took 6 in the 3-game ODI series.
However, it appears he suffered another unfortunate injury while missing the SRH game against DC in Chennai on April 25, 2021. David Warner, SRH captain revealed why Bhuvneshwar Kumar was absent from the game XI, despite the game. the first four matches and the selection of 3 wickets.
“The way Kane and Jonny finished the last game was what we should have done before. Obviously, the experienced chefs in the middle, we were able to do that. We played well, it was the most important and the most enjoyable thing. Unfortunately, Bhuvi came back up, a little sore. We have Suchith coming for him, ” Warner was named in the draw.
SRH won their first game in 4 tries against the Punjab Kings in their last game and will face the Delhi Capitals, who beat MI in their first game at Chepauk.