In a major blow to Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of their eliminator encounter with Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing Indian Premier League season, team’s veteran pacer Ashish Nehra was ruled out of the rest of the IPL tournament, head coach Tom Moody said in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
“Ashish Nehra won’t be fit for the remainder of the tournament,” he told media in an interaction on the eve of the IPL eliminator clash between Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.
Nehra was forced off the field with a hamstring strain in a league match against Rising Pune Supergiant on May 6.
Hyderabad will now depend on Mohammad Siraj, who has picked up four wickets in their must-win match against Gujarat Lions to qualify for the playoffs.
On Yuvraj Singh’s fitness, Moody said the left-handed Punjab batsman will be undergoing a fitness test in the evening.
“Yuvraj will be undergoing a fitness test this evening. We will be giving him obviously the opportunity to prove his fitness,” he said.
Yuvraj, who had scored 243 runs in 11 games this IPL, had sustained an injury in his fingers against Mumbai Indians and missed the crucial game against Gujarat.
David Warner-led Sunrisers will play against Gautam Gambhir-led KKR at the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on May 17.