On March 31, the current winner Gujarat Titans will face the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings to kick off the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shreyas Iyer, among other well-known athletes, will be sidelined for the season due to injuries.
Rishabh Pant, the Capitals’ captain and wicketkeeper, will be missed, which will be a huge loss for the team. In December 2022, Pant was involved in a terrible car accident that left him with a torn tendon and rendered him out of cricket for indefinite period.
Mumbai’s dominance is largely due to Jasprit Bumrah. The top bowler, however, will not play this year due to an illness. Bumrah, who allegedly recently endured surgery in New Zealand on his prone to injury lower back, may be sidelined for the majority of this year.
Another quick spinner for the Mumbai Indians who will be absent from the upcoming season is Jhye Richardson. Early this year, the Australian paceman underwent treatment for hamstring problems.
The right-handed Iyer, who returned to the Indian team for the four-Test series against Australia after recovering from a back injury, complained of similar problems during the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad.
As a result, Iyer was taken for scans by the BCCI’s medical team, with the message that the batsman was being monitored relayed. Iyer did not bat in India’s lone innings in Ahmedabad, where they finished with a strong 571, aided by Virat Kohli’s 186.
Kyle Jamieson was acquired by the team CSK through the mini-auction. Due to a back injury, the fast bowler will be sidelined for four months after surgery and won’t be able to compete this season. Sisanda Magala has been chosen as a substitute by Chennai Super Kings.
Jonny Bairstow, an English wicketkeeper-batter who plays for Punjab Kings, will not participate in IPL 2023 as he continues to recover from the freak injury he sustained in September. Matthew Short, an uncapped Australian batter, will take over for Bairstow in the 2023 campaign.
Rajat Patidar, the breakout player for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022, may miss at least the first half of the upcoming season due to a heel injury. At the NCA in Bengaluru, Patidar is presently undergoing rehabilitation.
RCB will also miss the services of Australian speedster Josh Hazelwood as he continues to recover from Achilles tendonitis, adding to the Faf du Plessis-led team’s woes ahead of the league starting in less than a week. Royal Challengers have not named a replacement for either of the players.