4. Jonny Bairstow
The England batter who has been out of cricketing action for several months now, Jonny Bairstow is set to give IPL 2023 a miss. Although the batter has almost recovered from his freak leg injury which he sustained last year while playing golf, the England Cricket Board (ECB) does not want to take a chance by sending Bairstow to play in a high-intensity league like the IPL. Instead, the wicketkeeper batter is expected to make a comeback with county cricket with the Ashes around the corner.
5. Rishabh Pant
India’s wicketkeeper batter met a horrific accident in December last year and has been out of action since then. Rishabh Pant underwent surgery too. The Delhi Capitals’ captain is yet to recover from his injuries let alone the thoughts of him being back on the cricket field. Therefore, Pant will miss IPL 2023. The DC management has appointed David Warner as the captain of the side but they are yet to identify a wicketkeeper.
6. Will Jacks
The only great buy for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the IPL 2023 mini-auction, Will Jacks was ruled out of IPL 2023 after he sustained an injury. The swashbuckling batter who could also roll his arm over sustained an injury while fielding during England’s ODI series against Bangladesh and hence was ruled out of the tournament.