There comes another major blow for the struggling Delhi Capitals franchise as their fast bowling sensation Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been ruled out of the league due to a back injury. Though he hasn’t played any game for Delhi Capitals, as per a report of PTI, the pacer will miss the entire season due to an injury.
With a jolt, there comes a boost for Delhi as domestic talents Abhimanyu Easwaran & Priyam Garag joined the Delhi Capitals training camp on Wednesday, April 19. The franchise is looking ahead to sign a replacement for Nagarkoti in the coming days & any one of them can be appointed as their replacement.
Back Injuries have always bothered Nagarkoti
Nagarkoti has struggled in the past due to back injury & could feature in just 12 fixtures to date. Despite his irregular record in IPL 2023, he was selected by KKR during the 2018 edition of the league. He made his IPL debut back in 2020 after missing the entire 2019 due to an injury.
He couldn’t hit the straps in the domestic tournaments also ending the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 22 wickets in his kitty. He hasn’t featured in any competitive cricket since 2023 & couldn’t make it to the Playing XI of Delhi Capitals in the current IPL 2023 also. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are struggling with their pace attack as their key pacers failed to return with early scalps in the five fixtures they have played so far. Khaleel, Nortje & Mukesh could return with just nine wickets so far which is quite evitable with theri position at the Points table. Their spin attack couldn’t do wonders with Kuldeep & Axar scalping just six wickets so far. They are lagging at the bottom of the Points Table & would aim to win their maiden fixture & march up on the IPL 2023 Points Table. With key pacers failing to deliver & Nagarkoti out of the league, problems are only increasing for Delhi Capitals.
Delhi will next face KKR in their next fixture at their home ground Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on 20th April 2023.
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