IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals addressed another blow on Wednesday after team’s South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje tested positive for Covid-19. Nortje entered the hotel quarantine with a negative result but returned a positive end in his 2nd Covid-19 test.
Previously Delhi Capitals left-handed Axar Patel also tested positive for coronavirus during his hotel quarantine. Anrich Nortje was one of the IPL-bound players who arrived, from South Africa , last week. These IPL-bound players were a neighborhood of South Africa’s ODI squad for the house series against Pakistan.
South African pace duo Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje arrived in Mumbai last Tuesday (April 6) and joined the Delhi Capitals’ team hotel. However, they missed participating in DC’s IPL 2021 opening fixture against the Chennai Super Kings thanks to the mandatory seven-day quarantine period.
Rishabh Pant, who replaced injured Shreyas Iyer as captain before the season, led Delhi Capitals to a win against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings within the opener on Saturday (April 10). Chris Woakes and uncapped Avesh Khan produced impressive performances, claiming two wickets each, against CSK. However, Nortje’s further absence could hurt the momentum of the Delhi side.