The excitement is building up as IPL 2023 is about to begin, with the first match scheduled on March 31 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. However, some of the franchise teams have been hit hard by injuries to their key players, with some still in doubt for the upcoming season. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of injured and doubtful players in IPL 2023.
Injured and Doubtful Players in IPL 2023
England’s upcoming star, Will Jacks, sustained a muscle injury while fielding for England in Bangladesh recently, ruling him out of IPL 2023. He has been already replaced by NZ all-rounder Michael Bracewell.
Jasprit Bumrah has been struggling with a back injury for the past six months. As a result, he has missed marquee tournaments like Asia Cup 2022, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, and various bilateral series. Unfortunately, he will also miss IPL 2023, which is a massive blow to Mumbai Indians.
Delhi Capitals will be missing their skipper, Rishabh Pant, as he is still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident last December.
MI has received another blow with Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson’s injury. Richardson also missed the tour of India due to a recurring hamstring injury. His unavailability for IPL 2023 is another setback for Mumbai Indians.
England batter Jonny Bairstow, who underwent ankle and leg surgery last September, will be fully fit in a couple of weeks. However, ECB has not given him the NOC required to play in IPL as they don’t want to take any risks with his fitness ahead of Ashes and World Cup.
KKR captain Shreyas Iyer is currently battling a back injury. The Indian batter has had many issues with his back in the last year or so. He has opted not to undergo surgery and is completing his rehab in hopes of playing in the second half of IPL. Unfortunately, there is no update on his comeback date.
Mohsin Khan was instrumental in Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) reaching the playoffs in IPL 2022, picking up 14 wickets in 9 games, but the pacer might not be available for the Lucknow-based franchise in IPL 2023 due to an injury.
CSK’s left-arm pacer Mukesh Chaudhary is currently recovering from a back injury at NCA in Bengaluru. Chaudhary bagged 16 wickets from 13 matches last year, but CSK’s CEO is not too hopeful about his return to the squad for IPL 2023.
Injuries are an unfortunate reality of sports, and IPL 2023 is no exception. As fans, we can only hope that these players recover soon and are back in action, providing us with some exciting cricket. Nonetheless, the franchises must plan and execute their strategies to tackle these setbacks and field a competitive team to challenge for the IPL 2023 trophy.
- Jonny Bairstow cleared by ECB to participate in IPL 2023 Season for Punjab Kings
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team has suffered a major blow ahead of the Indian Premier League 2023
- IPL 2023: RCB’s Will Jacks Ruled Out Due to Injury
- Mumbai Indians Face Uphill Battle in IPL 2023 Without Jhye Richardson
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