Suryakumar Yadav’s hairline thumb fracture is unlikely to heal completely.
Suryakumar Yadav, the Mumbai Indians’ star hitter, is unlikely to play in the IPL opener against the Delhi Capitals on March 27 due to a hairline fracture in his thumb.
Yadav, one of Mumbai Indians’ four retained players, suffered the injury during the T20 series against the West Indies and was unable to participate against Sri Lanka.
“Surya is now undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA. He’s on his way back, but it’s possible that his participation in the first game will be a true toss-up “On condition of anonymity, a top BCCI source with knowledge of the situation told PTI.
“So it’s possible that the board’s medical staff may urge him not to play the opening,” he continued.
Apart from captain Rohit Sharma and their Rs 15.25 crore ‘buy-back’ Ishan Kishan, Yadav is MI’s most significant batter. As a result, even the MI team management would never risk anything since they have a bigger picture to consider.
After their first game, MI has a five-day break before facing Rajasthan Royals on April 2. By then, it’s expected that the 360-degree power-hitter will be ready to play.
“I believe he would be 100 percent match fit by the second MI game. If he doesn’t play the first game, it’s more likely to be a preventive measure “Added the source.
During the T20 series against the West Indies, Yadav was outstanding, winning the ‘Player of the Series’ title.
Rohit and Bumrah join the MI team.
In a bubble to bubble transfer, India and MI captain Rohit Sharma joined the team bio-bubble with his family and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. On Monday, the two finished their national team assignment against Sri Lanka.
The MI twitter account posted photos of the team’s captain and leading pacer entering the team hotel in Mumbai.
The national team pair would not be required to endure a three-day rigorous quarantine (limited to hotel rooms) since it was a bubble to bubble transfer.
All players joining their teams in a bubble to bubble move are subject to the regulation.