RCB, the worst hit squad as we look at the latest final list of injury players and their replacements for all 10 teams for IPL 2023.
Injuries are a part and parcel of Cricket. Doesn’t matter how much care you take of your body, one can’t control the extent to which one’s body shall react to certain situations. While player injuries are not controllable, but curable, the aftermath of the injuries affects the fans and teams, the most.
The loss of quality players affects the team balance, and thus mostly results in teams being less competent than they usually would have been. Nevertheless, with IPL 2023 almost at the business end of the tournament, let’s look at the IPL 2023 player injuries and their replacements.
All Teams Injury Players and Replacements List:
#1: Chennai Super Kings
Changes: Mukesh Choudhary <> Akash Singh, Kyle Jamieson <> Sisanda Magala
Chennai Super Kings lost two players due to injuries in the form of Mukesh Choudhary and Kyle Jamieson. In place of these two, CSK brought in Akash Singh and Sisanda Magala respectively. Of the two, CSK are definitely missing Mukesh, who was their best pacer from IPL 2022.
#2: Delhi Capitals
Changes: Rishabh Pant <> Abhishek Porel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti <> Priyam Garg
Delhi Capitals had an unfortunate loss of their Captain, wicket-keeper and best player, Rishabh Pant even before the tournament had already begun. They didn’t name the replacement initially, but after a few matches named Abhishek Porel as his replacement. In addition, Delhi Capitals lost Kamlesh Nagarkoti due to injury, and they brought in Priyam Garg as his replacement.
#3: Gujarat Titans
Changes: Kane Williamson <> Dasun Shanaka
Gujarat Titans saw an unfortunate incident when Kane Williamson was ruled out in their first match of IPL 2023. While they didn’t name the replacement initially, they named the Sri Lankan all-rounder as his replacement for the remainder of the tournament.
#4: Kolkata Knight Riders
Changes: Shreyas Iyer <> Aarya Desai, Shakib Al Hasan <> Jason Roy, Litton Das <> Johnson Charles
Similar to CSK, Kolkata Knight Riders lost their Captain Shreyas Iyer even before the tournament had actually begun. In his place, KKR got in Aarya Desai. Apart from Iyer, KKR lost Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das due to personal reasons. In their place, KKR got in Jason Roy and Johnson Charles respectively.
#5: Lucknow Super Giants
Changes: KL Rahul <> Karun Nair, Mayank Yadav <> Arpit Guleria
Lucknow Super Giants were going pretty well until March 43. But during that match, LSG’s Captain and best player KL Rahul sustained an injury, and as a result, was ruled out for the rest of the tournament. In his place, LSG got in his Karnataka counterpart, Karun Nair. Other than KL Rahul, LSG got in Arpit Guleria in place of Mayank Yadav.
#6: Mumbai Indians
Changes: Jasprit Bumrah <> Sandeep Warrier, Jhye Richardson <> Riley Meredith, Jofra Archer <> Chris Jordan
Mumbai Indians fans were excited to see the Pace duo of Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah bowl together in IPL 2023. But to our shocking surprise, Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of IPL 2023 due to injury. What’s worse, another key pacer, Jhye Richardson was also ruled out of IPL 2023. In their place, MI got in Sandeep Warrier and Riley Meredith respectively.
#7: Punjab Kings
Changes: Jonny Bairstow <> Michael Short, Raj Bawa <> Gurnoor Brar
Punjab Kings were a touch unfortunate when their star wicket-keeper and opener, Jonny Bairstow was ruled out of IPL 2023. In addition, Punjab Kings lost their key all-rounder Raj Bawa during the tournament. While Punjab Kings got in Matthew Short in place of Jonny Bairstow, they got in Gurnoor Brar in place of Raj Bawa.
#8: Rajasthan Royals
Changes: Prasidh Krishna <> Sandeep Sharma
Rajasthan Royals were one of the few unfortunate teams to have lost their key pacers ahead of IPL 2023. Prasidh Krishna, their key bowler was ruled out of IPL 2023 even before IPL 2023 started. In his place, Rajasthan Royals got in Sandeep Sharma, who has done a decent job until now.
#9: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Changes: Rajat Patidar <> Vyshak Vijaykumar, Reece Topley <> Wayne Parnell, Will Jacks <> Michael Bracewell, David Willey <> Kedar Jadhav
Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the worst affected team due to injuries. The team has to date lost a total of 4 players due to injuries. The list includes Rajat Patidar, Reece Topley, Will Jacks, and David Willey. In their place, RCB have got in Vyshak Vijaykumar, Wayne Parnell, Michael Bracewell, and Kedar Jadhav respectively.
#10: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Changes: Washington Sundar <> No Replacement Announced
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been the only team to have an injured player, but not have named any replacement. The team lost Washington Sundar in the middle of the tournament, but haven’t named any replacement as yet.
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