Suryakumar Yadav likely to be out of action for four weeks, doubtful for South Africa series

Suryakumar Yadav likely to be out of action for four weeks, doubtful for South Africa series

Suryakumar Yadav suffered an injury on his forehand in the game against Gujarat Titans.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav is likely to miss cricketing action for the next four weeks after picking up a forearm injury during his stint in the IPL 2022. The 31-year-old is one of the vital cogs in the Mumbai Indians’ batting order but he is set to miss the remainder of the season after getting hit on his left arm while taking a run during MI’s match against Gujarat Titans on May 6.

Suryakumar woke up with a swollen arm which restricted him from taking part in the game against the Kolkata Knight Riders on May 9. According to the BCCI sources, Suryakumar is likely to miss a part of the five match T20I series against South Africa as well. The right-hander has become one of the best T20I players going around in India at the moment and he will be a huge miss if he does not make it to the squad for the South Africa series.

Mumbai Indians had recently released a statement over the medical condition of Suryakumar and confirmed that he will be ruled out for the rest of the season. However, Suryakumar will not be proceeding to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after the detection of his injury which has been one of the regulations of BCCI for the annual contracted players.

Suryakumar Yadav has been advised rest, in consultation with the BCCI medical team: Mumbai Indians

“Suryakumar Yadav has sustained a muscle strain on the left forearm, and has been ruled out for the season. He has been advised rest, in consultation with the BCCI medical team,” Mumbai Indians released a statement on May 9 as reported by Cricbuzz.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians is already out of the race for the playoffs for IPL 2022 and hence, they will be looking to test their bench strength in the absence of Suryakumar Yadav. The Mumbaikar scored 303 runs in eight games this season and played some important cameos in the middle order. He is definitely one of the contenders for the T20 World Cup 20222 squad for India and it will be important for him to have some game time before the world cup.