IPL 2020: It has been just two weeks to the 13th IPL season and there have already been so many reports of players getting injured. While some have returned to the playing XI after nursing the injury, others have been ruled out of the tournament. Here are three players who have been ruled out of the tournament.
IPL 2020: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
A major blow to Sunrisers Hyderabad, senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the entire IPL 2020 after sustaining injury while bowling against Chennai Super Kings.
Bhuvi ended up with a thigh muscle injury while bowling the 19th over of CSK innings in Dubai on October 2 following which he sat out the entire match. He subsequently missed their next match against Mumbai Indians.
“Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out of IPL with a thigh muscle injury. It is probably a grade 2 or 3 injury, which could mean that he would be out for at least 6 to 8 weeks. It might effectively rule him out of India’s tour of Australia,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
While the extent of the 30-year-old’s injury is not clear, it is expected to heal in at least six to eight weeks. This means he’ll in all likeliness miss India’s tour of Australia scheduled for December during which they are to play four Tests.
His rehabilitation will be looked after the BCCI as h’s a centrally contracted player.
IPL 2020: Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals has also been ruled out of remained of the season.
The 37-year-old sustained a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand whilst attempting to take a return catch off his bowling against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on 3rd Octobe
“Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury,” DC said in a statement on Monday.
Mishra’s absence will hurt DC as he would have been key in bigger grounds as his performance against CSK and KKR showed.
IPL 2020: Mitchell Marsh
Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday suffered a huge blow as their Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of IPL 2020 with an ankle injury, the franchise announced. Marsh hurt his ankle while bowling in SRH’s IPL 2020 opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
West Indies Test captain Jason Holder was named as Marsh’s replacement and he is expected to join the SRH squad soon in UAE.
Marsh later, courageously, came out to bat at number 10 in SRH’s chase but it was evident that he was finding it even difficult to stand. SRH lost the game by 10 runs.