London: Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of their IPL campaign opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday as his finger injury is yet to heal completely, according to a report.
Pietersen, who was bought by Daredevils for USD 1.5 million (Rs 9 crore), had sustained an injury on his right hand little finger during fielding drills with Surrey at The Oval in March.
"Kevin still a few days away so he won't be considered for tomorrow. It is obviously a setback because he's an important player in our set-up and an important player in any team. It is a difficult situation," Daredevils assistant Eric Simons was quoted as saying by 'The Guardian' newspaper.