In a big blow to Delhi Daredevils (DD), skipper Zaheer Khan is unlikely to play in the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 due to a hamstring strain. Zaheer had suffered the injury during a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Edens Gardens and according to team sources, he will miss the next match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 2.
However, with back-to-back matches and considering his age and past problems with the hamstring, it is unlikely that Zaheer will be able to recover in time. The 38-year-old seamer had missed the last game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) where Delhi were bowled out for 67.
“Zaheer will be missing the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad tomorrow due to the hamstring strain that he suffered during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders but he is unlikely to make a comeback,” a team source said.
“He will have little time to recover from the strain due to the hectic schedule of IPL. Karun Nair will be the stand-in captain for tomorrow,” he added.
Currently, Delhi is struggling with their performance in the ongoing tournament and also with their position in the points table. Out of 8 games played so far, the team has managed to win only 2 games while they lost the remaining 6. They have a total of 4 points in their account and lying at the 8th position in the points table. They could only be able to do something special in this competition if they win all the 6 left over games.
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