Bhuvneshwar Kumar to miss game against Mumbai Indians


IPL 2018

Mumbai, Sunrisers Hyderabad's vice-captain Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will miss the IPL match against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. According to sources, the player is suffering from a back injury and has been advised rest. SRH skipper Kane Williamson confirmed the same on the eve of the MI encounter. "Bhuvi did not travel with the team and is not playing the next match. Shikhar we are hoping will be fine," he said. Earlier, in the tournament, Dhawan too was injured during Sunriser's match against Kings XI Punjab and missed the CSK game.Sunrisers Hyderabad have won three of five matches and has been placed on fourth on the table. Speaking about the all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, Williamson expressed hope that he will be back soon. "I am not 100 per cent sure on how Yusuf is. I know he did have some cramps but hopefully he will be ok and come tomorrow night," added Williamson. Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan, who failed to impress his fans through his performance in this session of IPL, received his captain's support. "Rashid is a world class bowler. T20 cricket does not make exemptions for any bowler to escape pressure. Any bowler can be hit, so that's the nature of the game and I suppose he has learn a huge amount in such a short period of time', Williamson said. "Last couple of games, it is been a couple of special knocks, (from) people, who have played Rashid nicely but he is a world class bowler and will bounce back well. You need to embrace those challenges and I know he will," he added.

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