Already missing a few key players due to injuries, Delhi Daredevils may suffer another setback as explosive batsman Virender Sehwag is a doubtful starter for Wednesday's IPL opener against Kolkata Knight Riders due to a back problem.
"He is having back spasm. We have no idea when he's joining the side. We will take a call after he's here," coach Eric Simons said hinting that the team is prepared to play without the swashbuckling opener.
The team will also miss out on last season's Purple cap holder Morne Morkel for the first game. The tall speedster bowled Titans to a semis place in South Africa's domestic cricket T20 Challenge.
"They are playing semis tomorrow and if they make final (on April 7) we may miss Morne for another game," Simons added.
The Daredevils are already missing English batsman Kevin Pietersen who had been ruled out for the entire season owing to a knee injury.
They will also miss Jesse Ryder since the big-hitting is badly injured following a brutal assault in a Christchurch bar.
|1||Virat Kohli India||935|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||919|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||812|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|5||Trent Boult New Zealand||795|
|1||Virat Kohli India||884|
|2||Rohit Sharma India||842|
|3||Joe Root England||818|
|4||David Warner Australia||803|
|5||Shikhar Dhawan India||802|
|1||Jasprit Bumrah India||797|
|2||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||788|
|3||Kuldeep Yadav India||700|
|4||Trent Boult New Zealand||699|
|5||Josh Hazlewood Australia||696|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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