IPL 2019: Players who are set to miss the whole season
Injuries to these cricketers has disturbed the plans of their respective teams.
Updated - Mar 21, 2019 5:59 pm
The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to roll with the defending Champions CSK hosting RCB on 23rd March. The IPL has always been associated with talent, opportunity, money and even Bollywood but in the past few years, a cloud of injuries has given headaches to the team owners. The international schedule is becoming rigorous with every passing year and therefore the boards are wary about the fitness of their star players.
The likes of Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell and Mustafizur Rahman pulled out of the auction citing to the World Cup preparations and the English players are expected to leave before the playoffs. But some teams have been jolted even before the start of the tournament because of the injury to their important players who are ruled out for the entire season.
Here we look at the players who will miss the IPL 2019:
1. Shivam Mavi (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Whether it was Mitchell Starc last year or Shivam Mavi this year, withdrawal of a lead bowler days before the tourney begins will take a hit on the KKR’s bowling department. The under-19 pace sensation is known for hurling down deliveries over 140kph with consistency. KKR roped him in for a heavy amount of Rs 3 crores before last season.
Statistically, it wasn’t an IPL to remember as he could manage to pick only 5 wickets in 9 games and conceded runs at above 9 an over. But his pace and control took notice of everyone. Unfortunately, Mavi will miss IPL 2019 owing to a stress fracture in his back. He has been ruled out for four to six months. Karnataka leg-spinner, KC Cariappa is announced as a replacement for the 20-year-old pacer. Cariappa, who was released by Kings XI Punjab, is now back to the franchise he started his IPL career with.