Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been the spine of Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling unit and though he has been a little quiet lately, he has played a big part in SRH being in the top four of the points table of IPL 2018.
However, as SRH prepare to take on MI in the next game on Tuesday (24 April), captain Kane Williamson revealed that Bhuvneshwar will not be available for this crunch match in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The reason behind this is that the pacer is suffering from a back niggle and was advised rest.
"Bhuvi did not travel with the team and is not playing the next match. Shikhar we are hoping will be fine," Williamson told PTI.
SRH are facing some injury issues as Dhawan missed the game against CSK, after injuring his elbow against KXIP and Yusuf Pathan also allegedly pulled up due to cramps during the CSK game.
"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.
"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. 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," Williamson said about Rashid Khan, who went for 49 runs in his last game.