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IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s T Natarajan Set to Miss Remainder of the Season – Report

In a big blow for Sunrisers Hyderabad, pacer T Natarajan is all set to miss the remainder of the IPL 2021 season after his knee injury which he sustained during India’s Australia tour aggravated, according to Cricbuzz. The report further wrote that the 30-year-old left-arm pacer was advised not to play in the tournament after playing just two games.

Natarajan now could be asked to report back to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, revealed sources in the BCCI. It is still unclear at what stage did the pacer, who spent two months at the NCA after a successful Australia tour, aggravated his injury.

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His last game was against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai on April 11.

On Thursday, after registering their first win of the season, Sunrisers’ captain David Warner had said Natarajan had been hampered by a sore knee which needed scans, but the fast bowler would then need to quit the IPL bubble and then quarantine for seven days to re-enter.

“He has obviously got a sore knee. Given the circumstance in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days. He has to get back in quarantine. We are just monitoring him at the moment. The physios are doing their best to analyse from a face point of view but he obviously has to go out and get a scan at some point,” said Warner.

“We have not got the full report but we have been told that he has developed a strain in the knee. He will have to undergo rehab in the NCA,” the source was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

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