IPL 2022: Suryakumar Yadav likely to miss Mumbai Indians’ opener game against Delhi Capitals

IPL 2022: Star batter Suryakumar Yadav is likely to miss the Mumbai Indians’ season opener against Delhi Capitals on March 27 as he has yet to fully recover from the finger injury that ruled him out of the series in Sri Lanka.

Suryakumar Yadav (right) is yet to fully recover from his thumb injury (courtesy BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Suryakumar Yadav is yet to fully recover from his finger injury
  • Suryakumar missed the T20Is against Sri Lanka due to injury
  • Mumbai opens its IPL 2022 campaign on March 27

The Mumbai Indians are likely to be without the services of star batter Suryakumar Yadav for their first game of IPL 2022 against the Delhi Capitals on March 27. Suryakumar, who was ruled out of the Sri Lanka T20I and Test series due to a hairline fracture in his thumb, has yet to fully recover.

Suryakumar Yadav is currently being rehabilitated at the National Cricket Academy after suffering an injury during his fine performances against the West Indies in a home series last month.

The Mumbai Indians do not want to risk aggravating the injury and will give Suryakumar enough time to fully recover from the injury, the Press Trust of India reported on Tuesday. MI has a five day break after their first game and they next play against Rajasthan Royals on April 2nd. Suryakumar is expected to make a full recovery by then.

Remarkably, Suryakumar was one of the 4 players the Mumbai Indians kept ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The star batter will be a key part of the MI campaign in IPL 2022 as Rohit Sharma’s men look to seal a record-breaking 6th title. Suryakumar will also be a key member of the senior national team in the lead up to this year’s T20 World Championships9.

ROHIT, BUMRAH JOIN BUBBLE

Earlier Monday, captain Rohit Sharma checked into the Mumbai Indians team hotel in Mumbai along with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira. He was joined by Jasprit Bumrah as the star players arrived in Mumbai hours after India’s Pink Ball Test win over Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.

As it was a bubble-to-bubble transfer for the national team duo, they would not have to undergo a three-day harsh quarantine (limited to hotel rooms) as per IPL 2022 regulations. All other players will be subjected to the tough quarantine and will only join the bubble if they return a negative RT-PCR test on the fourth day.

Ishan Kishan, who was bought back for a whopping sum of Rs 15.25 crore, joined the team ahead of the new 10-team season.

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