IPL: Delhi Capitals replace injured Harshal Patel with Jagadeesha Suchith
Delhi Capitals have brought in Karnataka spinner Jagadeesha Suchith as a replacement for injured pacer Harshal Patel for the remainder of their IPL 2019 campaign. Patel had suffered a fracture in the right hand during the game against Kings XI Punjab on April 1. This injury has ruled him out for three to four weeks. Notably, DC have enjoyed a decent outing so far.
Harshal Patel ruled out for three to four weeks
Although it initially did not seem serious, but scans have revealed that Patel suffered a fracture in his right bowling hand against KXIP. It would take him three to four weeks to heal, bringing his IPL 2019 stint to a premature end. Patel just managed to play a couple of games for the side, where he claimed two wickets at an average of 38.50.
Suchith an ideal choice on Delhi's slow track
Suchith began his IPL career in 2015 with Mumbai Indians. He has played 14 games for the side across two seasons, claiming 10 wickets at an average of 36.8. He has an economy of 8.98, while his best spell being 2/14. Although these stats don't look impressive, things could very well change for him on the slow track of Kotla.
An effective slow left-arm orthodox spinner
The 25-year-old young lad is known for being an effective slow left-arm orthodox spinner. Further, he is also deemed to be a handy batsman down the order. He had an outstanding campaign in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this season, where he had a sound economy of 6.55. He had earlier also smashed a 15-ball 50 in the Karnataka Premier League.
Suchith and Delhi eye Hyderabad rout
As Suchith prepares for his new chapter in the IPL, Delhi get set for a tough clash against former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Orange Army, who have a deadly squad, especially batsmen like Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, would be wary of this new guy. However, it is not sure yet if Suchith would get a spot in the XI right away.