IPL 2022 will commence on the 26th of March 2022 and will come to its closure at the end of May 2022, but there are some injuries to concern the teams. During this long event, there are few international duties that might disturb the availability of players in this jam-packed schedule.
Meanwhile, some players are also engaged in recovering from their past injuries. Thus, a club might have the best Squad on papers but they might not have their best 11 available to play for them. This makes the event altogether more interesting so let’s have a look at the teams who will miss out on some players for a few days, partial or full season.
IPL 2022 injuries & unavailable players for the ten clubs
Jofra Archer, the England fast bowler who was bought for INR 8 crores at the auction, will miss the 2022 season as he recovers from an elbow injury.
Suryakumar Yadav, on the other hand, will be unavailable for Mumbai’s first match against Delhi Capitals on March 27. In the final T20I versus West Indies, he suffered a minor thumb fracture.
Chennai Super Kings
Deepak Chahar, the Super Kings’ pace bowler, is expected to miss the majority of the IPL 2022 season, if not all of it, due to a quadriceps injury.
Meanwhile, Moeen Ali who just landed in India on 24th March due to a delay in Visa clearance will miss the opening match. Moreover, Dwaine Pretorius will also miss the 1st clash of the new campaign as he just finished the ODI series against Bangladesh. Thus, both Moeen and Pretorius will go under a 3 days quarantine.
Kolkata Knight Riders
With Alex Hales withdrawing from the IPL due to bubble fatigue, Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has an opportunity to play. However, Finch will be busy with international duties hence will miss out on the initial 10 days of the campaign.
While Pat Cummins will fly back to attend Shane Warne’s memorial. Thus, he too will join the camp alongside his skipper Finch
The rest of the players are available, with the exception of Australia seamer Sean Abbott, who will miss the first three games.
The only club with no worries regarding players’ availability. Only Rassie van der Dussen, who was involved in Sout Africa’s recent match might be doubtful. But until Rajasthan begins their new campaign he should have completed his quarantine period.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Glenn Maxwell, who just got married, will miss the first two games. While Josh Hazlewood and Jason Behrendorff will miss the first three, since Australian players will not be released until April 6.
Delhi capitals will miss David Warner for the first 2 games. While the Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will miss the first 3 games. Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman both were involved in the first match of the ODI series between South Africa and Bangladesh. Thus, they too will miss out on the 1st match.
However, the major concern for Delhi will be the injury of Anrich Nortje. The South African is recovering from hip and back issues. Thus, he will likely miss out on the initial 4 or 5 matches for the Capitals.
Kagiso Rabada will miss Kings’ first encounter due to his participation in South Africa’s one-day international series against Bangladesh. Moreover, Jonny Bairstow will also be unavailable for the first 2 games due to his involvement in England’s Test side.
Lucknow Super Giants
Mark Wood, who was ruled out due to an injury in the right elbow is now replaced by Andrew Tye. Meanwhile, Jason Holder and Kyle Mayers will be unavailable opening 2 encounters due to their respective national duties.
Adding to the list will be Marcus Stoinis, who might miss starting 3 matches concerning his involvement in Australia’s ongoing series against Pakistan.
England batter Jason Roy, who withdrew owing to excessive fatigue, has been replaced by Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Alzarri Joseph, the West Indies’ paceman, will miss the first game against the Super Giants because he is participating in the third Test against England.