IPL 2020 injury list and status

IPL 2020 has begun, and within the first week, we have started to see some injuries. The players have come off a long layoff with many playing their first game in six to seven months. Below is the status of the injured players and the team’s impact and news on their recovery.

Kane Williamson:
He suffered a quad injury while training. In his absence, Sunrisers Hyderabad played with an inexperienced middle order with the likes of Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma getting chances in the side. Looking at the collapse against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, his calmness could have made a difference as the side lost wickets in a cluster.

Though the injury isn’t severe, there are no updates on when he can return.

Mitchell Marsh:
Playing his first match after four years, Marsh, against Bangalore, twisted his right ankle in his first over, causing him to limp off the field. He couldn’t come back to bowl while his overs had to be covered by Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma.

He still made an effort to come in and bat when his team was struggling but couldn’t make an impact. His injury left a massive hole in the lineup as they lost their finisher.

In the post-match presentation, Warner said that the injury didn’t look great. Following the presentatation he had beenn ruled out of the competition. West Indies allrounder Jason Holder was drafted as his replacement.
Ravichandran Ashwin:
He quickly impacted his first game for the Delhi Capitals, taking two wickets in his first over.

He suffered a shoulder injury while diving to stop a single at the end of his over. He walked off immediately after and did not return later. The Capitals had to change their bowling plans with Stoinis and Mohit Sharma bowling more in the death overs.

He could likely return for the Capitals next match on 25th after saying that the scan reports were encouraging.

Ishant Sharma:
He Suffered from a sore back before the match against Kings XI Punjab.

Having a lot of experience, and his ability to bowl at a good pace with lovely variations, Sharma is seen as a critical member of the Delhi Capitals and should walk into the 11 when fit.

A timeline on his injury hasn’t come out with him, not training since obtaining the niggle.

Dwayne Bravo:
He Picked up a knee niggle in the CPL, which didn’t allow him to bowl in the CPL finals.

Bravo is a crucial part of the team due to his all-around skills and death bowling, where he is one of the best. His absence, however, wasn’t felt much with Sam Curran making an impressive CSK debut having reached Dubai the day before the match.

CSK’s head coach, Stephan Fleming, indicated that Bravo is likely to miss the first two games and will not be rushed back into the side as they have Sam Curran, who is proving to be an excellent substitute.

Nathan Coulter Nile:
The Australian fast bowler who already has a history of injuries had come into the IPL with a few niggles that caused him to miss out on the opening game for Mumbai Indians.

His absence depleted Mumbai’s bowling further with the lack of Lasith Malinga. However, it allowed Mumbai to play both Trent Boult and James Pattinson, who performed very well, taking 2 for 50 in 7 overs. However, the batting lineup missed Nathan Coulter Nile’s hitting abilities as they could not make use of a good start after losing wickets towards the end.

Coulter Nile has managed to get back to training, but there is still no word regarding his next game availability while the management doesnt want to rush considering his past injuries.

Sanjay Sanapoori

A mechanical engineering student, who has immense love for cricket. Been a fan of the game since 2009 and would love to stay involved with Cricket someway or the other.