As the action in the ongoing 13th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 continues in the UAE, Delhi Capitals has been the worst-hit franchise by the injuries and Alex Carey also admitted that same.
Ahead of DC’s IPL 13 clash against the RR on Wednesday (October 14) at Dubai International Stadium, Delhi Capitals’ wicketkeeper-batsman Carey opened up about the injuries in the ongoing IPL 2020 after Delhi camp was hit by yet another injury in form of Rishabh Pant.
Pant has suffered a Grade 1 tear and is likely to miss more than a couple of games in the ongoing IPL 13, while DC’s Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, and SRH’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been already ruled out of the tournament.
Carey believes that the main reason behind players getting injured in the ongoing IPL 2020 is the lack of match practice in the last six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carey said in a video posted by DC on Twitter: “Yeah, potentially. We have seen a fair few injuries in this short amount of time we have been over here. I don’t know what that’s down to. Maybe just through the lack of matches in the past six months. So yeah, disappointing news comes out of our camp but, you know, two great people who continue to encourage and cheer us on.”
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On IPL 13 clash with RR, he said: “It is exciting now; we are halfway through the tournament. We have played everyone once and we had a very good result against RR last time. They will have Ben Stokes coming to their line-up which will strengthen but I also think we are playing some outstanding cricket. Hopefully, we will continue the same form. We want to bounce back from the other night against Mumbai. It is a great opportunity to come out and play with freedom and hopefully, get the result.”
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On RR line-up, Carey said, “They have all got dangerous players Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer as the internationals likely to play. So, a real rounded group. Two leg-spinners, Tewatia is obviously playing really well. So yeah again, it is exciting you have got two really good teams coming up against each other. Full confidence in our players to go out and get the job and play some exciting cricket.”
At the moment, the DC is at the second spot with 10 points with five wins in seven games so far in the ongoing IPL 2020, and Carey hopes the franchise will play “better cricket” to make the finals.
He signed off by saying, “It is nice to get wins under the belt early in the tournament and sort of settle that part of it. I think now is the time you want to start to probably settle your team and run onto the finals. Hopefully, we make the finals playing the better cricket.”
(With ANI Inputs)