Even before the 10th edition of the IPL has stated, many teams have lost many valuable players because of injuries. With only a day to go in the start of the tournament, some of the best players in the cricket world have already pulled out of the tournament. In case you are wondering who these valuable players, we have compiled the complete list of players missing IPL 10 due to injuries 2017.
Players missing IPL 10
The team that is suffering the most because of injuries to their players is Royal Challenger Bangalore. Virat Kohli who is the captain of the team and Virat has played best IPL innings is already suffering from a shoulder injury. Kohli will not be able to start the tournament with the team and he will be out of the tournament for at least the first two weeks.
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In addition to playing without Virat Kohli, the Royal Challenger Bangalore will be playing this season without their star batsman KL Rahul who is going to have a surgery. KL Rahul got injured during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which recently got finished. He will be going to London for the surgery. Earlier, KL Rahul had given some hints that he was suffering from the injury and it was preventing him from playing his natural game.
AB De Villiers
Another player that the Royal Challenger Bangalore might lose to injury is AB De Villiers. This superstar was expected to lead the Royal Challenger Bangalore in the absence of Virat Kohli. However, his participation in the IPL is also questionable. He recently suffered suffered an injury and did not play for the South African domestic side Titans in the local Momentum Cup. It would be interesting to see if AB De Villiers is able to participate in the tournament. In case, AB De Villiers is not able to participate in the IPL 10, it will be a big blow for Royal Challenger Bangalore and it can hamper their chances of winning the title this season. However, chances are bright that despite missing the opening game of the Royal Challenger Bangalore, AB De Villiers will be fit for the next game.
R Ashwin is also in the list of players missing IPL 10 due to injuries 2017. The player is suffereing from sports hernia and will not be participating in the IPL 2017.
Another Indian batsman who is not going to play in the IPL 2017 is Murali Vijay. The player is suffereing from a shoulder injury. And he would be taking rest during the IPL 10 to make sure that his shoulder heals properly. Earlier, Murali Vijay missed out on the Bangalore Test match between India and Australia due to this shoulder injury.
Although JP Duminy does not have any injury, he still pulled out of the IPL. The player mentioned personal reasons behind this decision. This is a major setback for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL season 2017.
Quinton de Kock
Another big loss to the Delhi Daredevils is the absence of Quinton de Kock. He suffered from a tendon damage on the right index finger. Quinton de Kock is likely to miss the entire season of IPL because of this injury.
Mitchel Marsh who plays for Rising Pune Supergiants has been ruled out of the IPL 10. The player underwent a surgery recently and is recovering from that surgery.
Australian superstar Mitchell Starc is another player who pulled out of the IPL season 2017 just a day before the player auction. He will be greatly missed in this edition of IPL.
West Indian star, Dwayne Bravo has had a great run in the IPL seasons up till now. He has been a regular player in the tournament and has given some amazing performances in the past few seasons. However, he too is likely to miss the season because of an injury. Dwayne Bravo got injured during the Big Bash League. The player will miss most part of the IPL 10, if not the entire tournament.
Shreyas Iyer is another player who is going to miss the start of the IPL 10. The player is ill and is hopeful for a comeback in the later part of the season.
Injuries to cricket stars have become a very common phenomenon since the last decade or so. It is mainly because of the busy cricket season schedules and numerous leagues that players are involved in throughout the season. It seems that IPL 10 is also going to be plagued by the injuries. Let’s hope that most or at least some of these players are able to get fit and back in the game to be a part of the IPL 10.