IPL 2017: 5 Indian players who are on the injured list
The injury has bug spread all across the IPL this season.
With the Indian Premier League just two days adrift, but the injuries to Indian cricketers have already hit all the franchises hard well before the season has begun.
Even as the teams are looking to bond, the injury bug has left the management grappling and they are on the lookout for replacements.
Owing to the hectic International schedule, many Indian cricketers are either taking a precautionary break or have been ruled out of the tournament owing to injuries. The BCCI is treading the path with caution as after the IPL, the Indian team embarks on yet another gruelling season which begins with the Champions Trophy.
Here in this list, we take a look at 5 Indian cricketers who will not feature in this year’s IPL.
#5 Ravichandran Ashwin
India’s talisman in the just concluded home season has been ruled out of the Rising Pune Supergiant squad for the entire season as he is suffering from a sports hernia.
The off-spinner who bowled more than 700 overs in the home season deserves a break as he will once again be vital to India’s chances in the upcoming season, more so in England at the Champions Trophy.
"Mr. R Ashwin the all-rounder has reported groin pain and has been advised 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation, which he will undergo and hence will not be available for the upcoming IPL season," the BCCI said in a statement.
Although his absence will hurt Pune, Indian cricket can breathe a sigh of relief as the match-winner will come back revitalised after this well-earned break.