The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence on Friday, March 31, with ten teams vying for the prestigious trophy. However, this year has seen an unfortunate series of injuries and replacements for both local and overseas players. This include several key players, including Will Jacks, Kyle Jamieson, and Rishabh Pant who are now confirmed to miss out on IPL 2023 this year.
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Here’s a look at some of the top players who will miss out on this year’s IPL due to injuries or fitness issues.
Will Jacks – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
England all-rounder Will Jacks, who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has been ruled out of IPL 2023. RCB is currently in talks with New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell as a potential replacement for Jacks.
Obed McCoy – Rajasthan Royal (RR)
Rajasthan Royals’ pacer Obed McCoy is another overseas player suffering from a knee injury. He is doubtful for the first few games of IPL 2023.
Kyle Jamieson – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings had acquired New Zealand speedster Kyle Jamieson for his base price of Rs 1 crore. Unfortunately, he has been ruled out of the entire season due to a second stress fracture in his back. Jamieson will need at least 3-4 months to recover and aims to make a comeback during the away tour of England in August.
Jhye Richardson – Mumbai Indians (MI)
Mumbai Indians had snapped up Jhye Richardson for a sum of Rs 1.5 crore. However, the Australian fast bowler has been forced to miss the tournament after undergoing surgery for hamstring issues.
Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai Indians (MI)
Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah will miss IPL 2023 due to a back surgery, according to the latest reports. He may also miss the ICC World Test Championship final if India qualifies, which is scheduled to take place from June 7 at The Oval.
Rishabh Pant – Delhi Capitals (DC)
Delhi Capitals’ captain Rishabh Pant suffered head, back, and leg injuries in a car crash in December 2022 and has been ruled out of the entire IPL campaign. In his absence, David Warner is set to captain the team.
Confirmed Captains in IPL 2023 Full List
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The absence of these top players will undoubtedly impact their respective teams, but it also opens up opportunities for other talented players to make their mark in the high-profile tournament.
As the IPL 2023 gets underway, fans will be eagerly watching to see who will rise to the occasion and help their teams clinch victory.