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Suchith replaces injured Harshal Patel in DC squad

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Capitals (DC) have signed all-rounder as replacement for the injured Harshal Patel, who fractured his right hand in the match against the (KXIP) in on April 1.

Harshal had featured in DC's two out of seven matches in the current season, finishing with the figures of 2/40 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in New Delhi, and 0/37 against KXIP.

The all-rounder sustained the in his second outing in which ended in a 14-run defeat for the Delhi-based franchise. The extent of Harshal's was confirmed earlier on Thursday, before DC's match against KKR at the Eden Gardens.

It has been confirmed that Harshal will be out-of-action for at least four weeks, which means that he has been ruled out of the current season of the

Meanwhile, Suchith, who has previously represented the Mumbai Indians in 2015 and 2016, went unsold in the IPL auction earlier this year. He has played a total of 14 matches in the IPL, picking up 10 wickets with an economy of 8.98, and has scored 48 runs in his 6 innings with a strike-rate of 150.

Speaking on selecting Suchith for the remaining matches, said: "It is unfortunate that Harshal injured his right hand during our match against the KXIP. We had to wait for a while to get confirmation on the same, and the X-ray reports showed that he has a fracture.

"Therefore, we conducted a few trials in Kolkata, and have come to the conclusion that is the right man to replace Harshal. He has previous experience of playing in the IPL, and can help the team in achieving its objectives this season."



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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 10:50 IST