On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Delhi Capitals (DC) announced an update for their IPL 2021 squad. DC will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their opening encounter of the second-leg of IPL on September 22, while the league resumes from September 19 onwards.
DC took to their Twitter and announced that they have added left-arm seamer Kulwant Khejroliya to the main squad, after left-arm spinner Manimaran Siddharth was ruled out of the tournament due to quadriceps strain.
Left-arm medium-fast bowler Khejroliya, who is already part of the Delhi Capitals team's bio-bubble as a net bowler, was readily included in the main squad.
"Delhi Capitals today announced that left-arm orthodox bowler Manimaran Siddharth has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 due to an injury. The 23-year-old incurred a quadriceps strain during training in Dubai," Delhi Capitals said in a release.
"The DC support staff is currently overlooking Manimaran Siddharth's rehabilitation programme in Dubai. He will be heading back to India in a few days where he will continue to undergo rehabilitation. The Delhi Capitals franchise wishes him a speedy recovery," the release added.
“Left-arm medium fast bowler Khejroliya, who is already part of the Delhi Capitals team's bio-bubble as a net bowler, was readily included in the main squad,” DC tweeted.
Khejroliya plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has so far taken 17 wickets in 15 T20 matches at an average of 23.29. The 29-year-old had a below-par IPL debut season for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2018 and 2019 seasons, taking 3 wickets in 5 IPL matches.