Delhi Capitals (DC) is set to face a thunderbolt prior the start of IPL 2022 on March 26th. DC’s preserved pacer Anrich Nortje is likely to skip the IPL Season.
According to reports, Nortje is grappling to recover from his injuries & may have to miss the entire edition of this years’ IPL.
The South African has vouched that Nortje has not started bowling. And, is yet to completely recover from his hip injury.
A South African newspaper has quoted Cricket South Africa’s medical officer Dr. Shuaib Manjra is working on Nortje’s condition.
“He has been seen by three different orthopedic surgeons. He is struggling with loading and doing most of the other rehab work. He is not ready for action. I guess it’s frustrating. He keeps fit, he works extremely hard. All goes fine, except for when he picks up his bowling loads. He has got discomfort. We have identified three different problems between back and hip and we don’t know which is primary,” Munjra stated.
Nortje was one of the best bowlers for Delhi Capitals in the last two versions for the IPL 2020 finalists Delhi Capitals.
Prior the Mega Auction, DC had preserved four players, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, and Anrich Nortje.
Nortje was retained for INR 6 crores in the forthcoming season. The fastest bowler from South Africa has 34 wickets in 24 IPL games for DC at an economy of 7.65.