Warner, Ishant, injured, face another week on the sidelines

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Warner was hit on the finger while attempting a shot in the return leg against Lucknow Super Giants on 12 April. He missed DC’s next match, against Gujarat Titans, but played against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 20, where he was out for 1.

Since then, he has missed two more matches, including the one against MI. Meanwhile, Ishant is recovering from back spasms.

“I think Warner will take another week [to be fully fit] and so did Ishant,” Amre said. “Ishant had back spasms, which happened to him on the field two games ago. Warner suffered a hand injury, which he has not yet healed. They did an MRI, which showed the injury for which he needed rest for two or three weeks. I feel they will be ready for selection when we return to Delhi.”

DC’s next match is against Kolkata Knight Riders, in Kolkata, on April 29 before returning home to play against Rajasthan Royals on May 7.

Against MI, Prithvi Shaw was also out due to illness. “Prithvi was not feeling well when we reached the ground,” Amre said. “So we decided that if she wasn’t 100%, we would go with [Abishek] For him.”

Fraser-McGurk has that X factor – Amre

DC’s victory against MI was orchestrated by Jake Fraser-McGurk’s 84 off 27 balls, which propelled them to 257 for 4. Fraser-McGurk was not part of the original team, but once Lungi Ngidi was ruled out of the tournament, DC selected him as a replacement player.

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“He played three games for Dubai Capitals [in the ILT20] and our scouting team was very interested in having it. [for the IPL]”Amre said. “Once we had the opportunity to have a replacement, even though we had to choose between a couple of players, we chose him.

“He played only three innings [in the ILT20] before leaving to play for Australia, but even in that, he played a couple of match-winning innings. Those hits were something special. Since he is a young and exciting cricketer, we decided to back him.”

Fraser-McGurk did not play the first five matches of the season for DC, but has since smashed 247 runs in five innings, with three half-centuries and a strike rate of 237.50.

“Yes, he had to wait four or five games before he had a chance,” Amre said. “But even when we were watching him in the nets, he had something different, that

“He is a natural talent. If you look at his setup, he believes in a stable base. And he has excellent hand speed. And when you are batting in the powerplay, you only have one fielder on the leg side. So That’s a good area to attack; even a missed hit can mark a limit.

“But if you look at this game, he played smart cricket. When the players were bowling outside, he also hit a couple of sixes on the off side. So he has that ability too, and his shot selection is very good.” .