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The Covid crisis might come back to haunt the Indian Premier League (IPL) as news has emerged that a player has tested positive. Cricbuzz has learnt that efforts have been taken and the player concerned has been isolated to make sure tonight's match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals is played as scheduled. Confirmation is awaited but it has been learnt that the player could be from the Hyderabad franchise.

Further information gathered from United Arab Emirates (UAE) is that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will address the media over the issue. "The match will go ahead tonight. The BCCI will provide the details on the measures taken," a source from Dubai told this website on Wednesday (September 22).

6 people from #SRH has been isolated including a player - Vijay Shankar and 5 support staff, rest members are tested negative after T Natarajan tested Positive for COVID 19

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan tests positive for COVID-19 but team's evening IPL match against Delhi Capitals to go ahead: BCCI.


Watch: Andre Russell's Scorching Yorker To Dismiss AB de Villiers For A Golden Duck

In at the crease, AB de Villiers received a fiery, quick yorker from Andre Russell which beat him all ends up.

Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell bowled an accurate yorker to send Royal Challengers Bangalore's star batsman AB de Villiers back to the pavilion for a golden duck during match number 31 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Monday. De Villiers had just come out to bat after the dismissal of KS Bharat. Russell straightaway went full and straight to him and beat the defence of De Villiers. After getting the big wicket of De Villiers, Russell celebrated by punching the air in joy.

Earlier in the match, Virat Kohli had won the toss and opted to bat at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. Kohli's decision backfired as KKR bowlers kept chipping away with wickets at regular interval. Seamer Prasidh Krishna dealt RCB a big blow when he had Virat Kohli trapped in front of wicket with his fourth delivery that jagged in and hit him above the knee-roll.

Having completed a double century of matches for RCB, Kohli went for a review but the ball-tracking technology confirmed that it was going on to hit the stumps. This was immediately after Kohli sent a Krishna delivery in front of square on the off-side for a lovely four. RCB then lost Devdutt Padikkal on the final ball of the sixth over. The Bangalore-based franchise then lost KS Bharat and AB de Villiers in the same over.

Kolkata Knight Riders had quite the start against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 31 of the IPL 2021. After Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat, things did not exactly go as per plan as KKR had RCB at 52/4 in nine overs. Captain Kohli went for 5 after getting out LBW to Prasidh Krishna, Devdutt Padikkal gloves Lockie Ferguson to Dinesh Karthik and debutant KS Bharat was out caught in the deep.

However, all these dismissals pale in comparison to the one Andre Russell orchestrated on AB de Villiers. Used sporadically with the ball, Russell looked supremely fit while bowling, and it was evident by the pace which he was generating. After getting Bharat out for 16, Russell grew in confidence, and bowled a spectacular – gold of a delivery – to dismiss Mr. 360 degree de Villiers for a golden duck. This is de Villiers's 6th golden duck in the IPL to go with 10 overall ducks.

De Villiers smoked a century in the recently played intra-squad warm-up game within the RCB camp, but when it came to the big stage, the former South Africa captain endured a first-ball duck. In at the crease, de Villiers received a fiery, quick yorker which beat him all ends up. It was a top yorker aimed at the leg stump. De Villiers tried to whip the ball but it sneaked through his bat and hit the pads before hitting the stumps. De Villiers had absolutely no answer to it.

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Prior to the start of the match, de Villiers had mentioned that at his stage, lack of match practice is not the ideal scenario to be in and that a little warm-up and exercise can only help that much.

"No competitive cricket, no international cricket, you get to a certain age or stage in your career where it becomes a lot more mental and there's hard work behind closed doors which no one knows of. Some gym work, some treadmill work, it's fun to get ready for a tournament like this. You can't just arrive here not doing anything, you got to be 100% ready and try and be as good as you can," he had said.


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