IPL 2023: Complete List of All Injured Players & Their Replacements- The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is all set to kick off on March 31st, with the Gujarat Titans taking on Chennai Super Kings in the opening match. However, even before the start of the tournament, many teams have been hit by injuries to key players, which have forced them to re-evaluate their strategies and seek replacements.
All the teams, except for the Gujarat Titans, have been affected by injuries, with some players being advised to rest, while others have been ruled out of the tournament due to serious injuries. These injuries have forced franchises to call up replacements, which will undoubtedly have an impact on their performance.
IPL 2023: Replacement of injured players in IPL 2023
|RCB||Will Jacks||Michael Bracewell|
|CSK||Kyle Jamieson||Sisanda Magala|
|PBKS||Jonny Bairstow||Matthew Short|
|RR||Prasidh Krishna||Sandeep Sharma|
CSK: Kyle Jamieson
Chennai Super Kings’ Kyle Jamieson suffered a back injury, ruling him out of the tournament. He was replaced by Sisanda Magala, who was acquired by the team for INR 50 lakhs. Magala will have big shoes to fill as Jamieson was bought for INR 1 crore in the IPL 2023 auction.
RCB: Will Jacks
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s English all-rounder, Will Jacks, suffered a muscle injury while fielding during England vs. Bangladesh ODI series, and has been ruled out of the tournament. Michael Bracewell will replace Jacks in the RCB squad. Bracewell, a New Zealand all-rounder, was acquired for INR 75 lakhs in the auction.
Also read: RCB Schedule for IPL 2023
PBKS: Jonny Bairstow
Punjab Kings’ Jonny Bairstow was ruled out of the tournament due to a prolonged leg injury he sustained in September 2022. Australian cricketer Matthew Short will replace him in the team.
Also read: PBKS Squad IPL 2023
RR: Prasidh Krishna
Rajasthan Royals’ Prasidh Krishna, who was bought for INR 10 crores in the IPL 2022 auction, was ruled out of the tournament following surgery for a lumbar stress fracture in his spine. The team has replaced him with veteran Indian pacer Sandeep Sharma, who went unsold in the IPL 2023 auction.
Also read: Rajasthan Royals Schedule IPL 2023
IPL 2023: Injured players with no replacement announced yet
However, some teams have not named replacements for their injured players, including the Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah and Jhye Richardson, Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shreyas Iyer and Lockie Ferguson, Chennai Super Kings’ Mukesh Choudhary, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Rajat Patidar and Josh Hazlewood, and Lucknow Super Giants’ Mohsin Khan.
These injuries will undoubtedly have an impact on the teams’ performances, and it remains to be seen how the replacements will fare in their respective roles. IPL 2023 promises to be another exciting edition, with endless entertainment and plenty of twists and turns along the way.