Andre Russell and Prithvi Shaw miss clash due to injuries as Capitals aim to make playoffs
(KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell and Delhi Capitals (DC) opening batsman Prithvi Shaw have both missed out on their respective playing XIs for today’s IPL 2021 match in Sharjah.
Andre Russell’s loss could be decisive for the two-time champions, given how he looked in pristine bowling form in the UAE.
Prithvi Shaw, meanwhile, also picked up an injury while batting during DC’s last match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and didn’t take the field in the second innings.
However, the Caribbean all-rounder bowled three overs in the last match where he picked up the vital wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad and also smashed 20 runs off 15 balls. But in this match against DC, Tim Southee is making his debut for KKR in place of Russell in the playing 11. Southee’s inclusion is a surprising one with the duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Cutting still warming the bench as they are like-for-like replacements for Russell.
The young opener Prithvi Shaw has been left out of the playing XI and Australian batting great Steve Smith will replace him at the top of the order.
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