Rishabh Pant: IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC: Fit-again Rishabh Pant may play against Kings XI Punjab | Cricket News

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals (DC) are sitting pretty at the top of the points table with 14 points from nine games; and in a fresh boost, their wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is fit after recovering from a Grade 1 hamstring tear. Having missed three games after suffering the injury in the game against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah, Pant may be back for DC’s match against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday.
Speaking to ANI, a DC source said that Pant has been constantly working on his injury with the physio and is now fit to go. A final call is expected before the toss on Tuesday if DC will allow him to play or give him a game more before he returns to the field.
“He has been working closely with the physio and trainer and has completed sessions without any trouble and is fit. A final call is expected to be taken before toss but Pant is likely to play against Punjab,” the source said.
Speaking ahead of the game against Rajasthan Royals on October 14, skipper Shreyas Iyer had spoken about missing Pant’s presence in the XI.

“We have got nice back-ups who can come and perform. We are definitely missing him as a wicketkeeping all-rounder. We have other players as well who can be equally good and they can perform for the team anytime,” Iyer had said.
Interestingly, Pant was also seen undergoing a fitness test before the game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
A Delhi Capitals’ source had confirmed on October 13 that Pant had suffered a tear after it was initially thought to be just a hamstring pull.
“He has a Grade 1 tear and it is not just a hamstring pull as was believed to be. He is under observation and we are hoping he gets fit quickly,” the source had said.
Pant had on October 9 limped his way to complete the catch off Varun Aaron’s bat as Delhi celebrated an emphatic win over Rajasthan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Before that, he was seen struggling while reaching the wickets to take the throws from the fielders. But it (the injury) started with a sprint towards mid-wicket to stop a quick single earlier in the innings.

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