The Mumbai Indians will take to the field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of the season on April 9, but the defensive champions will be left without one of their main players abroad.
On Friday, the Interior Ministry confirmed that their South African goalkeeper-whip Quinton de Cock will not be offered for a match against RCB. His absence is due to the fact that he landed in India earlier this week, even if it was a transfer from balloon to balloon (de Kok was previously part of the balloon of the South African team).
The Interior Ministry also confirmed that de Kock is currently undergoing a seven-day mandatory quarantine.
“Captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have been the Mumbai Indians’ preferred opening pair for at least two years. However, the latter joins the MI camp after fulfilling his national obligations and will undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine. Therefore, this game will see a new pair that will open the game for Men in Blue and Gold, “MI wrote in a preview of the match on their official website.
The franchise further hinted that Chris Lynn could replace the South African in the XI. “Chris Lynn, who was in an uncompromising mood in the Big Bash League, might be a great backup option,” said a preview.
Earlier, MI captain Rohit Sharma said players were “lucky” to do what they loved at the time.
“Many people are going through hard times, many people are not able to work, they are not able to do what they like. At least we are lucky to do what we like,” Rohit said in a video posted by his franchise on Twitter.
“At least I’m happy to play cricket, which I love at the end of the day. If we have to adjust, we have to adjust. And try to see how you can get the best out of this bubble life too,” the deputy added on Thursday. -the captain of the white ball of India.