With the Indian players coming off a along and tiring home season of international cricket, it seems like the long season has taken a toll on these Indian players, as they are most likely to miss out of the upcoming 10 edition of the biggest Indian Twenty20 (T20) league, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, due to extensive physical strain. With Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli already being ruled out of the initial stages for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), owing to a shoulder injury he suffered during the 3rd Test at Dharamsala, against Australia, in the just concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Also KL Rahul will be missing out entirely for RCB owing to a shoulder injury, which he will be getting operated in London. IPL 2017: KL Rahul ruled out of IPL 10
As a result, RCB would be lead by South Africa’s AB de Villiers during Kohli’s absence, while RCB will get their things underway on the opening day of the tournament on April 5 against the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Hyderabad. However, with latest reports emerging, it seems like more Indian players are likely to miss out, and big guns like Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay will be missing out for the entire tournament, reports Wisden India.
Also, it is being reported that Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav too are all set to miss out for the first three weeks of the tournament. Vijay is having shoulder trouble and will be replaced by Glenn Maxwell as the skipper for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Ashwin, meanwhile, has underwent scans and will be most likely missing out of the entire tournament. However, Ravindra Jadeja is expected to play the later stages of the tournament for Gujarat Lions (GL). Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav too is expected to miss out a few early games for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a precautionary measure and avoid extra fatigue.