Delhi Replace Amit Mishra with Praveen Dubey

Leg-spinner in for leg-spinner

India cricket supporters

Leg-spinner Praveen Dubey has replaced the injured Amit Mishra in the Delhi Capitals' squad for the remainder of the 2020 Indian Premier League.

Mishra has been sidelined since 3 October and has undergone finger surgery.

Dubey was with the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the 2016 and 2017 IPLs, but didn't play a match.

“The 27-year-old Dubey is the replacement for Mishra for the rest of the Indian Premier League. The Karnataka-based Dubey has played 14 domestic T20 matches for his state, and has 16 wickets to his name, with an economy rate of 6.87,” read a statement from the franchise.

Capitals' Other Injuries

The Capitals' IPL campaign has been limited by injuries. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been sidelined for the remainder fo the tournament and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is nursing a hamstring injury. His participation in Tuesday, 20 October's match against the Kings XI Punjab is in doubt.

Delhi had England all-rounder Chris Woakes in the squad. His participation was withdrawn prior to the start of the tournament, though. Woakes was replaced by fast bowler Anrich Nortje, who has been in fine form for Delhi alongside fellow South African Kagiso Rabada.

Delhi, who used to be branded the Daredevils, have never won the IPL. They currently occupy first position in the 2020 tournament's eight-team standings, having won seven and lost two matches.

The Capitals are captained by batsman Shreyas Iyer. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is  their head coach.

IPL Background

The Mumbai Indians are the reigning champions. They beat the Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 final. Mumbai have four IPL titles and Chennai three. The Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPl twice. The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have been crowned champions once each. Punjab and Bangalore also have never won the IPL.

This year's tournament is being played in the United Arab Emirates, not India. The UAE co-hosted the IPL in 2015. Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are the host cities.

The IPL 2020 is being played without spectators as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Caribbean Premier League, hosted earlier this year, was also played without spectators for the same reason.

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