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IPL 2022: Mitchell Marsh, Tim Seifert get well from Covid-19, rejoin Delhi Capitals camp

IPL 2022: Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert rejoined the Delhi Capitals camp ahead of their crunch contest against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 28. The two players had contracted Covid-19 last week.

Delhi Capitals on Wednesday, April 27 welcomed Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert back to their camp. The two cricketers, who had contracted Covid-19 last week, have recovered after completing the mandatory quarantine.

Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert were seen training with the Delhi Capitals side on the eve of their crunch IPL 2022 match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi Capitals took to social media to share photos of the two cricketers from the training session.

“We are feeling Good. Great to have you back at the training, boys,” DC said in a social media post.

Mitchell Marsh had to be hospitalised last Monday after testing for Covid-19, days after the initial Covid-19 scare in their camp. Tim Seifert tested positive two days after Marsh’s positive test. Both the cricketers were isolated from the rest of the team even as Delhi Capitals took to the field and played their games in Mumbai, canceling their travel plans to Pune.

Notably, head coach Ricky Ponting also went into 5-day precautionary isolation after one of his family members at the team hotel tested positive for the virus. Ponting got back to the camp on Tuesday and will be travelling with the team for their match against KKR.

Ponting was not present at the dug-out for their previous game against Rajasthan Royals which went down the wire.

Shedding light on the frustrating time away from the dug-out, Ponting said: “It’s nice to be back outside again. Frustrating (not to travel with the team). I broke 3-4 remote controls.3 or 4 bottles of water might have got thrown into the wall.

“When you are on the sidelines being a coach and you can’t control what’s happening in the middle, that’s hard enough. When you are not on the sidelines, and sending text messages every over, saying ‘do this, do that, do this’. It got a little more frustrating,” he told Delhi Capitals after rejoining the camp.

Delhi have managed only 3 wins from their first 7 matches and need a change in fortunes in the 2nd half of the season to make it to eh play-offs for the 3rd successive year.