On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Delhi Capitals (DC) announced an update for their IPL 2021 squad. DC will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their opening encounter of the second-leg of IPL on September 22, while the league resumes from September 19 onwards.
DC took to their Twitter and announced that they have added left-arm seamer Kulwant Khejroliya to the main squad, after left-arm spinner Manimaran Siddharth was ruled out of the tournament due to quadriceps strain.
Left-arm medium-fast bowler Khejroliya, who is already part of the Delhi Capitals team’s bio-bubble as a net bowler, was readily included in the main squad.
“Delhi Capitals today announced that left-arm orthodox bowler Manimaran Siddharth has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 due to an injury. The 23-year-old incurred a quadriceps strain during training in Dubai,” Delhi Capitals said in a release.
“The DC support staff is currently overlooking Manimaran Siddharth’s rehabilitation programme in Dubai. He will be heading back to India in a few days where he will continue to undergo rehabilitation. The Delhi Capitals franchise wishes him a speedy recovery,” the release added.
“Left-arm medium fast bowler Khejroliya, who is already part of the Delhi Capitals team’s bio-bubble as a net bowler, was readily included in the main squad,” DC tweeted.
🚨 SQUAD UPDATE 🚨
Left-arm pacer @KKhejroliya, who was already a part of the DC bio-bubble as a net bowler, joins the roster for the remainder of #IPL2021 as @Siddharth_M03's replacement.
Official Statement 👉🏼 https://t.co/ZSH8HxiZVP#YehHaiNayiDilli pic.twitter.com/0zdh7PLfR5
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 15, 2021
Khejroliya plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has so far taken 17 wickets in 15 T20 matches at an average of 23.29. The 29-year-old had a below-par IPL debut season for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2018 and 2019 seasons, taking 3 wickets in 5 IPL matches.