IPL 2022: Suryakumar Yadav ruled out with forearm muscle injury

Yadav picked the injury against his team’s fixture on May 6 against the Gujarat Titans.

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Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2022 with a left forearm muscle injury, the league confirmed on May 9 through a press release. Yadav picked the injury during his team’s fixture on May 6 against the Gujarat Titans, a nerve-wracking encounter the Mumbai Indians won by five runs to post their second win this year.

“Suryakumar Yadav has sustained a muscle strain on his left forearm and has been ruled out for the season. He has been advised to rest, in consultation with the BCCI medical team,” the franchise said in a statement.

The said development only withers a suffering Mumbai Indians further down in what has so far been a historically low season. Yadav, who played eight matches this year, scoring 303 runs at an average of 43.29 with three half-centuries, was one of the lone positives for the franchise in a year they started with eight losses on the trot.

He also had to sit out of the first two games of the season owing to a hairline thumb fracture he had picked during the home T20I series against the West Indies before the start of the IPL. In between, he missed out on the home series against Sri Lanka due to the same injury.

Yadav was one of Mumbai’s pre-auction retentions alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, and all-rounder Kieron Pollard. Meanwhile, Mumbai replaced him with Ramandeep Singh against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 9. 

Mumbai Indians are currently teetering at the bottom of the table, and with eight losses in ten games, their qualification hopes are all but over. After two consecutive titular triumphs in 2019 and 2020, Mumbai have now failed to surpass the group stage of the tournament for two years in succession.

However, after eight straight losses in 2022, they have defeated two teams in the top half of the table – Rajasthan Royals and Titans. After Monday’s clash with KKR, their remaining fixtures will be against Chennai Super Kings (May 12), Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 17), and Delhi Capitals (May 21).