In a major blow for the Delhi team, another member has tested positive for Covid-19. Ahead of the game against Chennai, a net bowler tested positive for COVID-19. The bowler and another player who shared the room with him have been isolated.
According to tournament regulations, Delhi will have to go through another round of testing, during which all members will be isolated in their rooms. Notably, the virus has not affected any other team in the Indian T20 League 2022.
Several additional team members tested positive for the virus last month. Mitchell Marsh, Tim Seifert, and four other support staff members had tested positive, as had a member of Ricky Ponting's family. To prevent the infection from spreading further, the game between Delhi and Punjab was shifted from the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune to the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
This was done to prevent additional viral transmission from an undiscovered case during a long-distance bus ride in a confined setting. "The change of venue has been triggered due to (then) five COVID-19 positive cases in the Delhi Capitals contingent," BCCI said in a statement earlier.
Delhi's next game is against Chennai on the 8th of May at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. They presently stand fifth on the points table, with five wins in ten games. To have a shot at making it to the playoffs, the team must play a lot better.
So far, the men in blue and red have been most concerned about the middle-order batting. The team's captain, Rishabh Pant, and Lalit Yadav have struggled with the bat in the middle order. They will have to take the responsibility of winning the team some more matches. In contrast, Delhi's top-order batting and bowling have been outstanding. David Warner, Khaleel Ahmed, and Kuldeep Yadav have starred for the team.
Post the game against Chennai, Delhi will play their final three games against Rajasthan, Punjab, and Mumbai.