Young Indian pacer Prithvi Raj has been announced as Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s replacement in the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad in this year’s IPL. Bhuvneshwar Kumar sustained a hip injury against Chennai Super Kings on Matchday 14 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
On Monday, it was announced that Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the entire season due to his injury. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had made a comeback after a long time in professional cricket in this year’s IPL after having sustained injury while playing for team Indian last year. As for SRH, their woes have continued ever since the inception of the tournament.
IPL 2020: Prithvi Raj Announced As Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Replacement In SRH
On Tuesday, Prithvi Raj was announced as Bhuveneshwar Kumar’s replacement in SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the rest of IPL 2020. Kolkata Knight Riders bought Prithvi Raj in the 2019 IPL auction for Rs. 20 Lakh as one of the Indian uncapped players. Prithvi represents Andhra Pradesh in the Ranji trophy which is his domestic state team.
He had the opportunity to play for KKR in a couple of games in IPL 2020. His maiden IPL wicket came in the form of David Warner, which is by far his only wicket in the prestigious cash-rich tournament.
Injury Concerns Have Hit SRH Massively In This Year’s IPL
In the first match of this season, star Australian all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh sustained a calf injury and was later ruled out of the tournament entirely. Later, Jason Holder, the Caribbean all-rounder was named as his replacement. Now, Prithvi Raj has made way for himself as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the leader of SRH’s pace battery has been ruled out of the entire tournament.
This has massively hit SRH as they have made an extremely poor start to this year’s IPL. Currently, they are on the last second spot in the IPL 2020 points table. In the 5 games played so far, they have been able to make only 4 points this season. They have won only two games this season so far and have lost 3 out of the 5 games. The injuries have come to haunt the Hyderabad-based franchise.