There is a smell of festivity in the air. Not only is the festival of colours- Holi- has arrived, there is a mega celebration of cricket that awaits us. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is coming back to India in 2021 and is all set to commence on April 9 with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the curtain raising clash at Chennai.
All the eight franchises have already started prepping up for the biggest T20 spectacle on the planet. However, there are reasons to worry for some of the teams as a few of their star players may not be available for the tournament owing to injuries.
Let us have a look these four players who might miss IPL 2021:
1. Shreyas Iyer
In a massive blow to the Delhi Capitals, their captain Shreyas Iyer may not play even a single game for them this season. Iyer looked all set to lead the franchise this year as well but was diagnosed with a partial shoulder dislocation after an injury in the first ODI between India and England at the MCA Stadium, Pune. If reports are to be believed, Delhi Capitals have already started looking for a new captain and Rishabh Pant has emerged as a likely contender ahead of the likes of Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin.