IPL 2013: Virender Sehwag ruled out of opening game with back spasm

Virender Sehwag joins a string of players missing action for the Delhi Daredevils © PTI

Kolkata: Apr 2, 2013

Delhi Daredevils today suffered another jolt as star opener Virender Sehwag, who is down with a back spasm, was ruled out of their IPL 6 opener against Kolkata Knight Riders here tomorrow.

“He is having back spasm. His doctors advised him to take rest an not to join the side in Kolkata,” a team official told PTI.

The team will also miss last season’s Purple Cap holder Morne Morkel (25 wickets), who bowled Titans to a semifinal place in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in the South Africa domestic cricket.

“They are playing semis tomorrow and if they make [the] final [on April 7], we may miss him for another game,” coach Eric Simons said.

The Daredevils already have injury setback as England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out for the entire IPl season owing to a knee injury.

They will also not have the services of big hitting New Zealander Jesse Ryder who was badly injured following a brutal assault at a Christchurch bar.