Is Suryakumar Yadav Going To Play IPL 2024

Surya May Miss 2 IPL Matches: Yet to Recover from Injury; Pant's Participation Uncertain; Shami Also Ruled Out of Tournament

Is Suryakumar Yadav Going To Play IPL 2024

Suryakumar Yadav, the esteemed cricketer representing Team India, might have to sit out the initial two matches of the IPL tournament. His continued battle with injuries has impeded his quick comeback to the pitch, and neither the BCCI nor the NCA have provided an update on his present level of fitness.

Preceding Setbacks: A Tale of Uncertainties

Before Yadav, Rishabh Pant of the Delhi Capitals faced similar uncertainties regarding his availability for all IPL matches. Adding to the woes, Mohammed Shami, the pace sensation from the Gujarat Titans, has already been sidelined from the tournament due to injury.

Yadav hailed as the number-one player in the ICC's T20 batsmen's rankings, is a pivotal member of the Mumbai Indians franchise. However, his absence looms large, with the team scheduled to play their first match on March 24 and the second on March 27 in the 17th season.


Road to Recovery: A Prolonged Endeavour

Yadav last graced the international cricket scene for India in December 2023, leading the team in a T20 clash against South Africa. He was fielding during this match when he sustained a leg injury, which forced him to return to India for treatment. Following hernia surgery, he commenced rehabilitation at the NCA, yet updates on his recovery remain scarce.

With his surgery on January 17, Yadav's anticipated return has been uncertain. Despite undergoing treatment and rehab since December, reports suggest he may not be fit to partake in the first two matches for the Mumbai Indians.

Glimpse of Hope: Prospects of Return

Glimpse of Hope: Prospects of Return

While speculation abounds regarding Yadav's potential comeback, it is speculated that he may grace the field once again in April. His absence from social media posts featuring gameplay and his focus solely on recovery and training videos hint at a meticulous approach towards rehabilitation.

Record-breaking Performances: A Testament to Talent

Yadav's cricketing journey, notably with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, has been illustrious. Amassing over 3,000 IPL runs with a striking rate of 143.32, including one century and 21 fifties, he has been a consistent performer. Additionally, his international track record boasts 2141 runs in 60 matches at a striking rate of 171.55, featuring four centuries and 17 fifties. Despite participating in 37 ODIs and a lone Test match for India, his prowess in the T20 format is unrivalled.

Pant's Progress and Shami's Setback

Pant's Progress and Shami's Setback

On the other front, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah's remarks on Rishabh Pant's gradual return to form, with the southpaw resuming batting and wicketkeeping practice, provide a glimmer of hope for his IPL stint and potential inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad.

However, Mohammed Shami's unfortunate injury sidelines him not just from the IPL but also from the upcoming T20 World Cup. Scheduled for ankle surgery, his estimated recovery period of 4-5 months dashes hopes of an immediate return to competitive cricket, with a tentative comeback projected for September or October.



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