Sunrisers Hyderabad: Already with just two points but three defeats to their name in four matches, Sunrisers have been dealt a blow, with the news being that left-arm quick Thangarasu Natarajan is out of IPL due to a knee injury.
Granted that he played only two games in this IPL and was ordinary in both, a pacer with a decent yorker and variations could have been useful later in what is a long tournament.
In the standings, meanwhile, SRH only have two points, for which they have to thank the generous Punjab Kings, who folded for just 120. But SRH took their time in getting to even such a lowly target, doing it in the penultimate over.
Before that, they had started their campaign with three straight defeats, two of which were avoidable as they had very modest targets to chase but couldn’t.
Delhi Capitals: While the Sunrisers have lost a bowler, Delhi Capitals have gained one as all-rounder Axar Patel has rejoined their squad after making a full recovery from Covid-19. He is unlikely to feature right away as the management is expected to give him some more time to regain match fitness.
The news only adds to Delhi’s momentum as they recently defeated defending champions Mumbai and notched their second straight victory.
Last year’s losing finalist look to be in good touch and are determined to contend for the title again.