IPL 2021 – SRH – Sunrisers Hyderabad signal Umran Malik as Covid-19 substitute for T Natarajan


Sunrisers Hyderabad have signed up 21-year-old Jammu & Kashmir medium-pacer Umran Malik as a “short-term Covid-19 substitute” for T Natarajan, who needed to be positioned in isolation after testing constructive for the virus earlier than the beginning of the group’s sport in opposition to Delhi Capitals on September 22. Malik has been with the Sunrisers group as a internet bowler within the UAE.
Malik has performed only one T20 and one Record A sport within the Indian home circuit, after making his debut for the state group earlier this yr. The T20 sport was in opposition to Railways within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the place he picked up 3 for twenty-four from his 4 overs in a seven-wicket loss for his group, whereas the Record A look was within the Vijay Hazare Trophy in opposition to Bengal, the place he conceded 98 runs from his ten overs for one wicket as Jammu and Kashmir conceded 368 runs and misplaced by 82 runs.

Underneath IPL tips, franchises are allowed to signal short-term substitute gamers in the course of the absence of a daily squad member, so Malik will “solely be part of the Sunrisers aspect till Natarajan recovers and is allowed to hitch the group”, an IPL assertion confirmed.

Earlier this yr, in the course of the first leg of the IPL when it was performed in India, bowling allrounder Shams Mulani turned a short-term recruitment for the Delhi Capitals in comparable circumstances when Axar Patel examined constructive for Covid-19.
Natarajan went into isolation together with six different members of the Sunrisers contingent – together with allrounder Vijay Shankar and internet bowler G Periyaswamy – who had been recognized as his shut contacts on September 22. The sport between Sunrisers and Capitals was, nonetheless, allowed to go forward on schedule.

All members within the IPL needed to quarantine for six days upon arriving within the UAE, and endure testing each two days within the first week, and each fifth day from the second week. In accordance with the rules in place for the IPL, anybody testing constructive for Covid-19 should isolate for at least ten days. They’ll then rejoin the group’s bubble after clearing two exams, on days 9 and ten.

That is the second time in the course of the course of the two-part IPL 2021 {that a} Sunrisers participant has examined constructive for Covid-19. In Might, wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha needed to isolate for 2 weeks in Delhi after returning a constructive check.


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