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Indian T20 League 2022: Star players seen training in Delhi camp ahead of clash against Kolkata

Both players were infected by COVID19 ahead of their game against Punjab

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In a massive boost to Delhi, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert have returned to training. The duo were infected by COVID19 ahead of Delhi’s game against Punjab. They weren’t the only ones to be infected by the deadly virus. Before them, team physio Patrick Farhart, sports massage therapist Chetan Kumar, team doctor Abhijit Salvi and social media content team member Akash Mane were infected.

Due to this, the game between Delhi and Punjab was shifted from Pune to Mumbai to avoid more infections. Other players and members were tested ahead of the game and thankfully, everyone tested negative. Earlier, they went on to thrash the opposition by nine wickets and 9.3 overs to spare. However, their next game against Rajasthan didn’t go well as they were beaten by 15 runs. Meanwhile, ahead of their upcoming game against Kolkata, Marsh and Seifert have started training.

Marsh could play the game given his reputation as a T20 batter. However, Seifert isn’t likely to get a chance in the presence of David Warner. In fact, the Kiwi did play the first few games in Warner’s absence as the latter was in Pakistan for the multi-format tour. Marsh and Warner joined the team after the completion of the Pakistan tour. The all-rounder’s first game didn’t go well as he struggled to put bat on ball against Bangalore.

Talking about the team’s performances, they have had a tough time in the last five games. In fact, they have been inconsistent. If they win one game, they go on to lose the other and the cycle goes on. In the return fixture against Kolkata, they would be looking to get back to the groove.

In the last game between the two teams, the Rishabh Pant-led side won the game by 44 runs. The 2020-finalists would like to win another game against the Shreyas Iyer-led side. The pressure is on them as the race to the playoffs is getting closer after every game.


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