The brand-new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a few days away. The sixteenth edition of IPL gets underway on 31 March with a match between defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium will host the opening fixture of IPL 2023.
All ten teams are geared up for the marquee event. However, this edition of the Indian T20 league will see some marquee players missing the action. While some are down and out with injuries, some have opted out for personal reasons.
Let’s have a look at the names which have been ruled out of IPL 2023.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
The first and the biggest name that will miss the biggest cricketing festival in India is Mumbai Indians’ pace spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah. The right-arm pacer who has played in every IPL after making his debut in 2013, will miss the entire season this year. Bumrah has been out of cricketing action since September last year and is expected to sit out for another few months. The pacer is recovering from a back injury which has been troubling him for a while now.
2. Shreyas Iyer
The second biggest name which might not be seen in action during IPL 2023 is Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Shreyas Iyer. The Indian batter was ruled out of cricketing action this month after he complained about recurring back pain. Iyer did not come out to bat in the last Test against Australia and missed the three-match ODI series as well. Now, reports have claimed that the batter might miss IPL 2023 and cricketing action beyond that too.
3. Jhye Richardson
The Mumbai Indians’ pacer too has complained about a recurring hamstring injury and might undergo surgery to get rid of that. This means that the Australia pacer will not take part in this year’s IPL. Richardson was a part of the Mumbai Indians’ squad last year too and was retained ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction.