The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to kick off on March 31, but some players won’t be able to participate due to injuries.
Here is a rundown of players who are ruled out of the IPL 2023
Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batter for Delhi Capitals, will miss the entire season due to injuries he sustained in a car accident in December 2022. He is likely to miss the ODI World Cup in India as well. In his absence, David Warner, the Australian opener, will captain the team.
Jasprit Bumrah, the premier fast bowler for Mumbai Indians, will also miss this season following back surgery for his recurring injury. He has been sidelined from several matches, including the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in 2022, due to his back injury.
Kyle Jamieson, the all-rounder for Chennai Super Kings, will not be playing due to his back injury, which requires surgery. Sisanda Magala, the South African pacer, has been named as his replacement.
Jhye Richardson, the Australian pacer for Mumbai Indians, will also miss the tournament due to a hamstring injury.
Will Jacks, the all-rounder for Royal Challengers Bangalore, sustained a muscle injury just before the tournament, which will prevent him from playing. Michael Bracewell, the New Zealand all-rounder, has been chosen as his replacement.
Pacer Prasidh Krishna
Pacer Prasidh Krishna for Rajasthan Royals will miss the IPL 2023 due to a lumbar stress fracture in his spine. He was bought for a hefty Rs 10 crore at the mini-auction in 2022 and took 19 wickets for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.
While injuries can be a big blow for players and teams alike, the IPL 2023 promises to be an exciting tournament with many star players taking the field. The defending champions, Gujarat Titans, will be up against Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the tournament, and fans can expect a thrilling start to the competition.
With players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell taking part, the competition promises to be a high-scoring one. The IPL has always been known for its big-hitting and fast-paced action, and this year will be no different.
The players have been training hard in the lead-up to the tournament, and many teams have made some exciting additions to their squads. The auction held in December 2022 saw many young players getting a chance to showcase their skills on the big stage.
The IPL has always been a platform for young Indian players to make a name for themselves, and this year is no exception. With the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, and Ravi Bishnoi in the fray, fans can expect to see some new talents emerging from the tournament.
Apart from the Indian players, the IPL also attracts some of the best players from around the world. This year, fans can look forward to watching the likes of Steve Smith, Eoin Morgan, and Kagiso Rabada in action.
As the tournament progresses, the race to the playoffs will intensify, and fans can expect some close matches. With so much at stake, every team will be looking to put their best foot forward and secure a place in the knockout stage.
In conclusion, while injuries have ruled out some players from the IPL 2023, the tournament promises to be an exciting one with many star players taking part. Fans can look forward to some high-scoring matches and some new talents emerging from the tournament.