Ashwin, Vijay to miss IPL, Kohli out for part of tournament

The extent of De Villiers' injury has not been confirmed by either the player or the cricket board.

April 1, 2017- India's bumper 13-test home season has taken a big toll on its players with a host of them set to miss at least part of the Indian Premier League with injuries. "His recovery will be assessed in the second week of April to determine an exact return to play date for IPL 2017", the BCCI said in a release.

Vettori said "Owing to a shoulder injury, KL Rahul will be travelling for his treatment and thus will be unavailable to play as a part of the RCB squad this VIVO IPL".

The spinner picked up the injury while playing against England but has pushed through to the end of India's epic home Test season.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are set to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side on Sunday.

Meanwhile a sports hernia will see star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin miss the entire IPL in a huge blow to the Steve Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiant.

"Jadeja and Umesh Yadav have been advised rest for two weeks to recuperate".

Rahul is Royal Challengers' second major injury setback after captain Virat Kohli had also been ruled out for at least a "few weeks" at the start of the IPL.

Regarding Rahul and Vijay, the BCCI said, "Mr. K Lokesh Rahul - the opening batsman is likely to undergo surgery of his left shoulder and may not be available for IPL 2017 season during which he will have to complete his rehabilitation".

"Murali Vijay will require surgery to his right wrist and also undergo rehabilitation for his left shoulder and hence may not be able to participate in IPL 2017", the statement read.

  • Carolyn Briggs