On Saturday, April 1st, news came about K L Rahul and R Ashwin been sidelined from this year IPL completely. This added to the further increasing tally of injured players opting out of Indian premier league 2017. While Murali Vijay’s participation in the tenth season of IPL remained doubtful but there was good news for Mumbai Indians fans and the franchise as Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya were declared fit to play the IPL 2017.
These updates were released by the BCCI medical team about the fitness and participation of various star players. Rahul who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore sustained injuries in the fourth test and increased the trouble of the team. As already their star performer Virat Kohli is facing injury dilemma. With Rahul who was in his prime form sidelined due to injury middle order of RCB would be little shaky. With Mitchell Marsh already being out of their squad, Pune franchise received another blow when their star performer and bowler R Ashwin was ruled out by the medical team due to his sports hernia problem.
KXIP former skipper Murli Vijay requires surgery on his right wrist and can be out for the whole season from IPL if required. Kohli who got his shoulder injured after Ranchi test will be confirmed whether fit or not to play after going through rehabilitation.
Gujarat Lions star spinner Ravindra Jadeja is also facing injuries issue and has been advised two weeks of rest. After IPL first two matches of his franchise, he is likely to join the team. He ha issues with his spinning finger. Umesh Yadav is also likely to join his IPL team after their first two matches as he is also having some fitness problem. Umesh has right hip and lowers back soreness.
The tenth edition of IPL has already provided injuries worries for the teams. Another major injury sideline was that of Quinton de Kock of Delhi Daredevils and Mitchell Marsh of Rising Pune Supergiants.