Sunrisers Hyderabad has suffered a setback before the match against Delhi Capitals. The team's star bowler T. Natarajan has been found corona infected. But their transition will not affect the match played between the two teams and this match will be played. At the same time, Natarajan has been sent to segregation. Apart from this, all the people who came in contact with him have also been isolated.
Six people who came in contact with T. Natarajan have been identified by the Medical team, including player Vijay Shankar, player Vijay Kumar, team manager, Shyam Sundar physiotherapist, Anjana Vannan director, Tushar Khedkar, logistics manager, and net bowler Periyasamy Ganesan. All these people have been isolated.
The match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be played in Dubai today. However, Warner Brigade will miss T. Natarajan in this match. Also, he is considered a very economical bowler. In such a situation, his non-play is a setback for the team. However, this match is very important for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The team's performance in the first season was disappointing and they could win just one match in seven matches. Currently, the SRH team is at the bottom of the points table.
IPL 2021 had to be postponed after 29 matches in May after several players and support staff tested positive for coronavirus. Later, the board decided to hold the remaining 31 matches from 19 September. In view of the dire consequences of the second wave of Corona in India during the first phase, it was decided to organize the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as well. This tournament will be followed by IPL in UAE and Oman.
In the first phase, Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha, Varun Chakraborty, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Daniel Sams, and Akshar Patel were corona positive. Apart from this, many employees including Chennai's bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji, Chennai CEO Kashi Vishwanathan, Mumbai's Talent Search Officer Kiran More were found infected.