List of Injured players in IPL 2016
Updated - May 3, 2016 1:59 pm
One of the major highlights, though not on the brighter side, of this edition of the IPL has been the list of injured players. Yuvraj Singh was the first big name to be in the injured list with Mitchell Starc and Samuel Badree. The Rising Pune Supergiants could be termed as apparently the most affected side as four of their leading players bowed out of the season due to injuries. This makes one wonder, is the IPL 2016 an Injured Premier League? And looking at the overall injury list at the halfway stage, the total count is 13, of which 11 have flown back home.
1. Lasith Malinga – Mumbai Indians:
The fiery Sri Lankan pacer is the leading wicket taker in the IPL history and has been one of the key players for the two-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga was ruled out due a ‘substantial knee injury’ that he picked up during the West Indies tour to Sri Lanka last year. He was subsequently ruled out of World T20 too. However, reports suggested that fast bowler could make a comeback in the IPL. The Sri Lankan board later announced that he would be out of action for next 12 weeks. He was replaced by Jerome Taylor.