Injury Scare For Team India Ahead Of The T20 World Cup 2021, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Left Out Of SRH Playing XI In Their Final League Game. Indian team has an injury scare for one of their prime bowlers ahead of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been rested by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final group stage match against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021. During the toss, stand-in skipper Manish Pandey informed that Bhuvneshwar Kumar got a niggle due to which he has been rested.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the part of the Indian squad that will participate in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The tournament commences on October 17 in UAE. India will play their debut game of the tournament against Pakistan on October 24. With just about a week left for the tournament, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury can be trouble for the Indian team.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Has A Niggle: Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey has taken over the captainship of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the match against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021. During the toss, he revealed that it is his first game as IPL captain. Pandey also informed that Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have both sustained niggle due to which he took the lead for the match.
“My first game as IPL captain. Last minute call. Kane had a niggle on his elbow, Bhuvi has a niggle too. We would have batted first too. We will look to bowl first and look to give Bombay little chance. I know they are going to come all guns blazing but we are ready”, Pandey said during the toss.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 11 games in IPL 2021. He has picked 6 wickets at an average of 55.83 and an economy of 7.97. He struggled to bowl well during the tournament but showed some rhythm in the last few games. In the last match, he defended 13 runs off the final over against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Talking about Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match, it is the second-last match of the group stage of IPL 2021. The clash will take place simultaneously with the last group stage match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
While SRH are already out of playoffs, Mumbai Indians have an impossible task to defeat SRH by at least 171 run-margin to get an entry to playoffs. They also need to score 250+ runs while batting first. With such a massive victory, MI will be able to replace KKR from the 4th spot in the points table.
KKR take the 4th spot in the points table with 14 points while MI hold the 6th spot with 12 points. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already qualified for playoffs. MI skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and decided to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad.