Several high-profile international players have been ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.
The Indian Premier League is coming to a close, and the race for the play-off berths is heating up. So far, the league has lived up to its billing, with top international and domestic stars igniting the flames.
However, a number of big international talents have been forced to withdraw from the competition due to injuries. We take a look at who of the IPL’s best players has been hurt.
Ravindra Jadeja, an all-rounder for India, had a rough IPL 2022 season before being ruled out due to injury. Before the start of the season, he was named captain of the Chennai Super Kings, but after poor results, the captaincy was handed back to MS Dhoni. On the field, he only scored 116 runs in ten innings and took only five wickets.
To make matters worse, Jadeja sustained a rib injury against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4. He was then declared out of the remainder of the IPL.
There is still no word on when he will return, but given how crucial a player he will be when India travels to Australia later this year for the T20 World Cup, Team India will be hoping he is fit and firing soon.
Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test captain, was the most recent player to be ruled out of the IPL. The bowler, who plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders, has returned home after suffering a hip injury.
Cummins will continue his rehabilitation and hopes to return in time for the Sri Lanka tour. He has already been rested for the T20I portion of the tour, but he will play a key role in the ODI and Test series against the Islanders.
Suryakumar Yadav was a late bloomer for India, making his debut at the age of 30, but he has made the middle-order spot his own in ODIs and T20Is since then.
In IPL 2022, he was in outstanding form for Mumbai Indians, and was one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season for the five-time champions. In eight games, he hit a 43.29 average and struck out 145.67 times for a total of 303 runs.
Surya injured his left forearm muscle in Mumbai’s match against Gujarat Titans on May 6, and he is expected to miss at least four weeks. The injury may keep him out of the first few games of the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which begins on June 9th.
Deepak Chahar, an India bowler, never fully recovered from a quadriceps rupture suffered during the February series against the West Indies. Though it was originally reported that he would just be missing for the first half of the tournament, a back ailment sustained during rehab effectively eliminated him from the competition.
Chahar has recently been a key member of India’s white-ball sides and will be looking to be fit for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Adam Milne, a Kiwi bowler, had a hit-or-miss IPL season. He suffered a hamstring injury in the opening game of the Indian Premier League while playing for Chennai Super Kings and was subsequently ruled out for the season.
Milne returned to T20I in 2021 after a nearly three-year absence. The tearaway speedster was drafted into New Zealand’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad when Lockie Ferguson was forced to withdraw due to injury, and went on to play a crucial role in his team’s journey to the final.
Tymal Mills, an England star, was forced to withdraw from the IPL due to an ankle injury. Mills was a member of the Mumbai Indians and had a forgettable tournament, taking only six wickets in five matches at an economy rate of 11.18.
Mills, like Milne, returned to the national squad last year after a three-year sabbatical, and was selected for the 2021 T20 World Cup in Jofra Archer’s absence. Due to injuries, his World Cup campaign was cut short, and he returned home before England’s semi-final exit.