IshanthadearliersufferedfromanankleinjuryinJanuarythisyear.WhileheplayedinthefirstTestagainstNewZealandinFebruary,heinjuredthesameankleagain,andwasforcedtositonthesidelinesduringthesecondgameoftheseries.

IshantistheleadingIndianpacerforDelhiCapitalsandinhisabsence,thesidemayhavetoturntooneofMohitSharma,AveshKhan,TusharDeshpandeandHarshalPatelforaspotintheplayingXI.

TheDelhiCapitalswillbegintheirIPL2020campaigntodayagainstKingsXIPunjab.ShreyasIyer’ssidewillbeaimingtokeepthemomentumfromtheirlastseason,whentheyreachedtheplay-offstageafterfinishingthirdinthegrouptable.

EarlieronSaturday,theIPLkickedofftoanelectrifyingstartasMahendraSinghDhoni’sChennaiSuperKingsdefeateddefendingchampionsMumbaiIndiansbyfivewickets.AmbatiRayudu(71off48deliveries) andSamCurran(1/28&18off6deliveries) shinedforCSKintheirfirstwinoverMIinsixattempts.