The Indian Premier League (IPL) which goes on for nearly 2 months, is the biggest sports tournament of the country. In the 11 season of this IPL, a lot of players are seen in action, hitting the ball out of the park or picking up wickets.
But there were some who missed out on the opportunity due to an untimely injury. Not to mention,the IPL 2018 teams had a hard time in finding the replacements for these players.
Let’s have a look at the top 5 players who were ruled out because of injury:
1. Kedar Jadhav
After a heroic performance ( taking his team to victory in the last over) in the IPL 2018 opener against Mumbai Indians, Kedar Jadhav was ruled out of the tournament because of a grade-2 hamstring tear he sustained during the match.
2. Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2018 auction for Rs 9.4 crores. But he was not able to join the franchise due to a stress fracture in his right leg. Tom Curran was named as his replacement for the tournament by KKR.
3. Kagiso Rabada
The Delhi Daredevils franchise included South African pacer in their squad during this IPL auctions for Rs 4.2 crores. He was ruled out of the tournament due to a lower back stress fracture.
4. Bill Stanlake
Australian pacer Billy Stanlake who was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad squad, suffered a finger injury while fielding in a match against Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad on 22 April. Later he was ruled out of the remaining tournament.
5. Pat Cummins
The defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians included Cummins in their squad during the IPL 2018 auction for Rs 5.4 crores. But Australian fast bowler missed the tournament due to a back issue. New Zealand pacer Adam Milne was named as his replacement.