Injury fears: Ravichandran Ashwin to miss IPL 10
World number one all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has been ruled out of the upcoming tenth season of Indian Premier League owing to a sports hernia injury. Ashwin, who plays for Rising Pune Supergiants, has been ruled out from playing for atleast six to eight weeks. The off-spinner played 13 tests this season, picking up 81 wickets and has bowled close to 750 overs.
IPL 10 starting form 5 April, big names missing
The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick off from 5 April at Hyderabad. This season has already seen many foreign players backing out of the tournament due to injuries. After a long home season for the Indian cricketers, many Indian big names are also set to miss the upcoming big cricket extravaganza.
Rahul, Vijay too ruled out of IPL
Indian opening pair of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul have also been ruled out of the IPL due to dodgy shoulders. Rahul plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Vijay is a part of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.
Kohli to skip initial phase of IPL
In a recent press release, BCCI has mentioned that Virat Kohli will miss the initial phase of IPL and will undergo rehabilitation for the injury he sustained on right shoulder during the test match at Ranchi. BCCI said that his recovery will be assessed in the second week of April. His return to IPL will be decided after the assessment.
Jadeja, Umesh to rest for two weeks
Left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Umesh Yadav have been advised two weeks rest before joining their respective teams at the IPL. Jadeja has injured his spinning finger, while Yadav has soreness in right hip and lower back.