Iyer provides update of Ashwin’s return to the squad
Delhi Capitals off-spinner R Ashwin couldn’t make it at the playing XI for their second match against against Chennai Super Kings. Amit Mishra replaced him in the squad. Ashwin left out due to injury in their first match against Kings XI Punjab. When the skipper was Asked about Ashwin’s return, Iyer provided a positive update and gave an idea as to when he will seen in action.
“Amit Mishra in for Ashwin and Avesh Khan for Mohit Sharma,” Iyer said after his team was asked to bat first by MS Dhoni. “Ashwin, I feel is doing pretty well, but we wanted to give him a 2-3 game rest so that he feels better. He’s doing well in the gym. He had a bat in the nets yesterday.”
Meanwhile, Ashwin was ruled out of the field due to his shoulder injury he got while diving for a shot after picking up two wickets in quick succession against KXIP. Although, he was speculated to ruled out for a long time, but the next morning, Ashwin said he felt a lot less pain and that the scan reports were encouraging.
Although, Iyer had earlier expected Ashwin to be ready for the second game but he couldn’t make it to the playing XI.
“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,” he had said.
“We generally go by left-right combination in the team build-up. The way Stoinis assessed the wicket and played that innings was commendable.”