IPL 2020: Will injured R Ashwin play DC vs CSK game? Shreyas Iyer gives update
Dubai: Delhi Capitals (DC) opened their IPL 2020 campaign with a Super Over victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Dubai on Sunday night (September 20). But the game saw DC’s premier spinner R Ashwin getting injured. After the win, DC captain Shreyas Iyer provided an update on the offspinner’s injury.
After scoring 157/8 in 20 overs, thanks to Marcus Stoinis’ heroics, DC restricted the opposition to the same score (157/8). The tied contest was decided in the Super Over where Kagiso Rabada emerged as the hero, taking two wickets.
During KXIP’s run chase, Ashwin, playing his first match for DC, made a superb start, taking two wickets in his first over. However, an injury to his left shoulder while trying to field a ball played by Glenn Maxwell. (Photo: BCCI/IPL)
Ashwin went off the field and did not return for the rest of the game. After the win, Iyer said physio will decided on whether the Tamil Nadu spinner will play the next game or not. (Photo: BCCI/IPL)
“It was important for us to get wickets, since the total was small, and I knew if I saved KG’s (Kagiso Rabada) over for the end it would be helpful. Ashwin’s over was a key one, and it changed the game in our favour, but that’s what T20 cricket is. Ashwin says he’ll be ready for the next game, but in the end the physio is going to decide. Axar was fantastic with those middle overs too, stifling the runs in the middle after Ashwin was injured. We generally go by left-right combination in the team build-up. The way Stoinis assessed the wicket and played that innings was commendable,” Iyer said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
Ashwin’s quota of three overs was bowled by Marcus Stoinis. He took two wickets including the well-set Mayank Agarwal, in the final over, to tie the match. The Australian won the Man-of-the-match award. DC’s next game is against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai on September 25.