After de Villiers, Daredevils likely to miss Collingwood

Updated: 04 October 2009 09:30 IST

Paul Collingwood may not be available for Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 starting October 8.

After de Villiers, Daredevils likely to miss Collingwood

Johannesburg:

Paul Collingwood may not be available for Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 starting October 8 as the England batsman has picked up a buttock injury in the ongoing Champions Trophy.

England coach Andy Flower said Collingwood will undergo a scan on the muscle injury that he sustained during the semifinal loss to Australia when he returns to England from South Africa.

"We have a contract with the IPL about making our players available, however Collingwood has picked up a little niggle in his buttock. He's going back to England with us and will have a scan. A proper assessment and decision will be made," said Flower.

"It's a genuine injury. We don't know how bad it is but he definitely did something when he played one of his first pull shots on Friday against Australia. He actually struggled through the game with that problem. It's not in any way trying to get him rest," he added.

Earlier in the week, Delhi Daredevils suffered a jolt after South African AB de Villiers was asked to pull out from the multi-million dollar event by his cricket board. The Champions League will be played from October 8 to 23 at three Indian venues.

Collingwood, however, did not play a single match for Delhi Daredevils in the second edition of the Indian Premier League in South Africa.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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