After Vijay, Rahul, now Ashwin to miss IPL due to injury

But with IPL-10 set to begin soon, the buzz continues to surround India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli.

The entertainment packed T20 Indian league is set to lose its stardust with some of the finest local and foreign players skipping the tournament, owing to injuries suffered during the busy global schedule.

Updating his condition BCCI in their statement said, "The Indian captain will undergo rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder".

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be without captain Virat Kohli for at least the initial phase of the Twenty20 tournament as the Indian skipper recovers from the shoulder injury that forced him to miss the series-sealing final Test win over Australia in Dharamsala.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Umesh Yadav are also doubtful starters for the cash-rich T20 league and were advised rest for two weeks.

India Test regulars R Ashwin and Murali Vijay, who represent Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab respectively, will reportedly miss the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to injuries.

Starc then ended his association with the franchise just before the players auction this year to focus on his rehabilitation ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in June.

Even Lokesh Rahul, who finished as the second highest scorer in the Border- Gavaskar series, is out of the IPL.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team on Friday released an update on the fitness status of some of the players at the end of India's successful worldwide home season 2016-17. The 37-year-old played for RCB when he was an active cricketer, and brings to the management the experience of 113 Tests, 295 ODIs and 34 T20Is in addition to six years in the IPL.

"R Jadeja & Umesh Yadav - have been advised rest for 2 weeks to recuperate". Sundar, who is a left-handed batsman and bowls right-arm off-spin, had a good domestic season for Tamil Nadu that saw them winning both the List A tournaments.

Fast bowler Umesh has sent down 355.5 overs in 12 games with 30 wickets to his name.

"Mr Rohit Sharma & Mr. Hardik Pandya - have been declared fit to play competitive cricket".

"They are accustomed to this.Virat has played for the country for so long and is familiar with the rigours of global schedule and then playing in the IPL".

  • Julie Sanders