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Quarantine rule stopping Natarajan from leaving Sunrisers bubble

Quarantine rule stopping Natarajan from leaving Sunrisers bubble 

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T. Natarajan has missed the last two matches against Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings due to a knee issue but he has not left the bubble to have scan as that would mean he would need to quarantine for 7 days inorder to re-enter the bubble. 

Quarantine rule stopping Natarajan from leaving Sunrisers bubble


The same was confirmed by the Sunrisers skipper David Warner. 


"He obviously has got a sore knee," Warner said at the post-match press conference. 


Even last month, the 30-year-old missed the first three T20I games against England due to a knee issue but was picked for the fifth game where he went for almost 10 per over while picking up one wicket. 


However, the Australian opener acknowledges that the bowler has to have a scan at some stage. 


"Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days; he has to go back into quarantine. We are just monitoring at the moment. The physios are doing their best to analyse from a face point of view. But he obviously has to go and have a scan at some point."


Hyderabad have not felt his absence too much as his replacement Khaleel Ahmed has done well, picking up 1 for 24 and 3 for 21 against the Indians and the Kings respectively.


The left-arm fast-medium bowler rose to prominence in IPL 2020 where his inch-perfect yorkers at the death made him difficult to score off. His career took a upturn thereafter. From being chosen as a net bowler for the Australian tour he ended up making debut in all-three formats. 

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