IPL 2021: Why did Avesh Khan get a chance to replace Ishant Sharma? DC coach Ricky Ponting revealed

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Mumbai: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed that senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who was out of the team’s first 2 IPL matches, has a mild heel injury.

Awaans chance in place of Ishant

Before the IPL auction 2021 (IPL Auction 2021), the Delhi team kept Ishant with him. He did not play in the team’s opening 2 matches against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), allowing young pacer Avesh Khan (Avesh Khan) to play in the playing XI.

‘Ishant is injured’

After the team’s 3-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals on 15 April, Ponting said in an online press conference, ‘Talk of the first match, Ishant Sharma had a minor injury to the heel and we are working on it Have been.

Injury was also suffered in the last season

In the last IPL season, Ishant Sharma suffered an injury to his stomach muscle while playing the only match against Delhi Capitals. He then dropped out of the IPL in the UAE and after that he could not play in the Test season against Australia.

‘Awais takes advantage of opportunity’

Regarding Avesh Khan, Ricky Ponting said, ‘He took full advantage of the opportunity. He is a part of the team for the last few years but he was not getting opportunities. If you have Indian fast bowlers like him and then bowlers like Chris Woakes, Enrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Tom Curren, then your fast bowling attack is very strong.

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