South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje is all set to play the IPL once his rehab session is over.
He will now continue the rest of his rehab sessions in the Capitals’ camp. Experienced physio Patrick Farhart himself flew to South Africa to assess the pacer.
After Farhart’s assessment, it will become clear as to when will Nortje be available for Delhi Capitals.
Cricket South Africa chief medical officer, Shuaib Manjra has also confirmed the news.
Nortje has been out of cricketing action for the past 6 months.
He last played competitive cricket in the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE.
He was thereafter, injured and did not participate in the home series against India in December-January, missed the two-Test series against New Zealand and was also not selected for the ongoing home series against Bangladesh.
CSA head selector Victor Mpitsang said that it may be difficult for Nortje to play the IPL.
On the other hand, Manjra had said that it was really frustrating to pinpoint the exact diagnosis for Nortje’s injury.
After seeing Nortje bowl in the nets before his departure from South Africa, CSA cleared him to fly to India.
CSA have a chance to recall Nortje back if they feel it is necessary for his fitness. As of now, they have allowed the pacer to join his IPL franchise and get back to playing competitive cricket.