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Injured Jacobs out of Nokia Champions League T20

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September 26, 2011

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Davy Jacobs watches as Brendon McCullum plays a reverse sweep, Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Mumbai, April 15, 2011
Davy Jacobs stood up to the stumps to Lasith Malinga during the 2011 IPL © AFP
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Mumbai Indians' injury worries have deepened with South African opener Davy Jacobs being ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 with a hip injury.

Jacobs was stretchered off the ground after picking up a hip injury while batting in the nets on Sunday, a day before Mumbai Indians' second match of the tournament, against Trinidad & Tobago in Bangalore.

Harbhajan Singh, the Mumbai Indians captain, confirmed the team was trying to find a replacement. "He's out of the competition," Harbhajan said after Mumbai's final-ball win on Sunday. "I think our management is looking into the matter. We have to have another player in the side; we only have 13 players."

Jacobs joins a long list of injured players for Mumbai Indians, which includes Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Ali Murtaza, Dhawal Kulkarni, Suryakumar Yadav, Pawan Suyal, Dhawal Kulkarni and Aditya Tare. The franchise has been allowed to play five foreign players during the Champions League because of the number of injuries to Indian players. With Jacobs injured, however, they now have only six foreign players in their squad.

Harbhajan compared the situation to the one India faced on their recent injury-ravaged tour of England. "Earlier Dhoni had a very tough time in England when the injury list was increasing, and we finished the tour with ten players [injured]; it gets very difficult for any captain. Dhoni was fighting alone there; hopefully it's not my turn now."

Mumbai have a support staff filled with prominent former players, and Harbhajan joked that the team might have to rope them in as cover. "If there are one or two more injuries, we don't know whether we will be able to put up a show," he said. "Might have to bring Jonty Rhodes in then, [Shaun] Pollock also ... and Robin Singh as well."

Jacobs was signed by Mumbai Indians in the January auction ahead of the 2011 IPL, after he had finished second in the run-charts during the 2010 Champions League, leading Warriors to the final. Jacobs only managed 92 runs in six innings during the IPL but impressed with his wicketkeeping. He will fly back to South Africa on Tuesday. "Last year's (Champions League T20) changed my life. Very grateful, will always be a special tournament for me. So sad to leave now! But will be back," Jacobs tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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Posted by   on (September 28, 2011, 10:22 GMT)

Mumbai Indians shouldn't be pondering so much because they can easily bring in Raymond Price in place of Davy Jacobs since he played just one game for the franchise in this year's IPL... he would be the best replacement for Jacobs and its a good opportunity for M.I. to use him in this tournament... he could bowl in tandem with Harbhajan Singh...

Posted by Aryansblue on (September 28, 2011, 8:26 GMT)

Fools only blame IPL & CLT20 for injuries, bocz its played in INDIA ??? many players get injured in their own country Domestic cricket. no one blames for it, then why only u fools blame indian domestic cricket for it. I think u ppl r are jealous of growing INDIAN CRICKET & money earned due to Cricket, I bet u ppl what ever happens Cricket will run in INDIA... "CRICKET IS RELIGION IN INDIA"

Posted by Rens on (September 28, 2011, 4:00 GMT)

@Harsha_Reddy , I assume MI can still have foreign players on bench from their actual squad. And who knows if they filed Pollock ,Jonty or Robin to make it 11. :) . MI still can injure one more Indian player. :) . At any reason, I don't think new recruit will be allowed. This is all about going beyond auction purse.

Posted by   on (September 27, 2011, 22:11 GMT)

MI CAN field a legal team of 7 Indians and 4 foreigners and they should have to do that until such time as they can't. It is not the fault of the other teams that they have so many injuries. Now they are talking about replacing a foreign player when they have 6. There are only 2 more games in the pool for MI so why not play with the 13 they have. I could understand if they only had 6 Indian player left but they have 7 so play them. If they had asked if they could recruit a young up and coming Indian talent that was not contracted in the IPL to cover in case of more injuries it would be good for Indian cricket and no one would question it.

Posted by Harsha_Reddy on (September 27, 2011, 17:12 GMT)

@ rens...what would happen if 2 more get injured .. relax rule 1 also ?

Posted by Harsha_Reddy on (September 27, 2011, 17:08 GMT)

LOL this is a competition and some1 saying its not fair on MI as they lost people due to injury does not cut it. THey just cannot make a rule coz some of the team is injured and do not have full squads.. it is the same as some teams loose internationla players during IPL coz they will be representing their country ..play with what you have within the rules... If you have ot break a rule then it should be consistent for all teams... allow a swap of player and the injured gets back into the pool for next auction. If you do not want to let go off him, then play with what you have .... giving exceptions to one team is a FARCE...

Posted by   on (September 27, 2011, 15:45 GMT)

ok now get chandimal as keeper. same player in two squads for same tournament. that would be awesome :D

Posted by   on (September 27, 2011, 15:19 GMT)

price wud be the best replacement mumbai arent evn winnin properly btw

Posted by   on (September 27, 2011, 12:51 GMT)

The problem here with Mumbai is that they have lost 6 players that were in the playing eleven, apart from the reserve players' injuries. Just imagine CSK without Dhoni (MSD is to Chennai what Sachin is to Mumbai), Raina (equivalent to Rohit), Jakati (equivalent to Murtuza), Ashwin (equivalent to Munaf + Dhawal). And reserve injuries. And you get just one foreign player extra as compensation, to compensate for all these people. See? I don't think CSK will get stronger than before. I think that the situation is same with Mumbai. If other IPL teams want 5 imports, then injure 7-8 players, starting with the captain. (I don't mean to hurt anyone by comparing the players mentioned above or anything. I just wanted to explain my point)

Posted by rupeshpullewar on (September 27, 2011, 12:50 GMT)

Why is Ray Price not in the squad? is he injured?

Posted by   on (September 27, 2011, 9:03 GMT)

guyzz.. jus chill.. d pblm here is many of hvnt understood d exact issue.. The Teams are not allowed to recruit new players(who are not contracted before).. With d available resource(7 indians and 7 foreigners) and strict rules, MI has to field all the Indians in the sqaud.. Which is not fare on them(the franchise, even they r not d reason for d injuries..) Dats y d rule is just loosened, only on the basis of humanity and on right sprit.. Resting an Indian for a match(2 backups in case of foriegners) will help thm maintain team stability.. U hv to understand dat, only coz it is taken in right sprit by Chennai and b'lore, they r not complaining abt it.. Dont jump on me, thinking i am a MI supporter.. Ofcourse I am.. But, Chennai comes first for me.. And I am sure, even if they field 5 foreign players r more, Chennai has d depth in tackling thm.. Same wid b'lore.. Afterall, we need close games between even teams.. Hope most of u will agree wid me..

Posted by arun_nva on (September 27, 2011, 6:22 GMT)

@balaji, the rule is applied only to MI because they have only 1 indian player in the dugout. if the same rule is applicable to all the frachise then all the teams will field the foreigners over the indians where many talented indians will be deprived of chances. but in MI its not the case.

Posted by yorkslanka on (September 27, 2011, 6:16 GMT)

@ coraline- I think you are missing the point,its fine for mi to play 5 international players provided every other team is allowed the same...I know they have injuries,but why cant be the replacements be hone grown players to allow them to develop..

Posted by maddy20 on (September 27, 2011, 6:14 GMT)

So fans from Chennai whining about Mumbai now? None of the additional foregin players have failed to make an impact barring Malinga. Poor Mumbai are down with so many injuries that they are unable to put together a proper XI and still winning. Instead of appreciating people just find something to crib about. Who thinks Mumbai is stronger than Chennai, RCB(my team of allegiance) even with 5 foreign players? I don't. Its just that they are more determined to win. Give them all a break and lets hope for more nail-biting finishes :) T20 at its best \m/

Posted by DeekshaSpeaks on (September 27, 2011, 6:08 GMT)

So are they going to be allowed to field six foreign players now? All the six remaining in their squad? Really, I wouldn't be surprised. Everything about that franchise is overrated (except Tendulkar), overpaid and they just think they can bend all the rules whenever they like. They shouldn't even have been allowed to field a team! And how is it the Champions' League when you have the third and fourth placed team from India playing? Isn't it better getting first placed teams from Sri Lanka and New Zealand, even if they are a bit weak? It'll only help raise the bar for their own tournaments.

Posted by   on (September 27, 2011, 5:48 GMT)

@caroline: nobody is saying that five foreign players should NOT b played..its just that every IPL team should be allowed for this..not just MI..and IPL is made to bring young talent from India..we love 2 watch the foreign players like Malinga,Pollard,Watson etc. bt we can't flood our teams wid foreigners cz that wont help our cause..@caroline: nobody is saying that five foreign players should NOT b played..its just that every IPL team should be allowed for this..not just MI..and IPL is made to bring young talent from India..we love 2 watch the foreign players like Malinga,Pollard,Watson etc. bt we can't flood our teams wid foreigners cz that wont help our cause..

Posted by Gupta.Ankur on (September 27, 2011, 4:15 GMT)

I think people here have totally lost their rationality here.........if you also want your team to have one extra foreigner instead of giving chance to a local( who could represent India one day), then ask your players to get injured.....

Posted by Rens on (September 27, 2011, 3:28 GMT)

I guess there are too many unwanted discussion here about MIs 5th foreign player. Since MI suffers with lot of injuries it is difficult for them to filed an 11 with current rules. In such cases concession can be allowed.Even in world cup it is allowed to fill injured player with a player from shotlisted 30 members squad. There are two important rules, (1). You have to declare your final 15 from your actual squad, means you cannot recruit any new players into your squad. (2). Only 4 forirgn players are alloweed to play in an IPL team. MI, for that matter all teams, prefer relaxation on rule 1 as they can recruit indian or foreign players to make it 15, which allows them to recruit in-form players. But the committe allowed relaxation on rule 2 which will just allow MI to filed an 11 with an appropriate composition. Relaxation on rule 1 will affect the money-spend in auction/salary cap also. IMO, the relaxation is good, enjoy the CL

Posted by verghese24 on (September 27, 2011, 1:45 GMT)

@Coraline_Jones: it can only be regarded as a rule if its the same for one and all. its not the fault of the other ipl teams that these players got injured. to be honest other than tendulkar none of the other injured players are going to be missed. and your comparison of this whole situation to that of globalization and indian students going abroad for education is totally baseless and naive...in fact immature. You seem to be ignorant about the fact that these indian students have to pay much higher tuition fees than the "local" students just because they are "foreign" students. Little knowledge is dangerous but no knowledge, as in your case, is even worse.

Posted by D.S.A on (September 27, 2011, 1:18 GMT)

Even with all of their injuries, they are still able to field a legal team of 7 Indians and 4 internationals, so no concessions should have been made in the first place. If 2 more internationals get injured, I'm sure more concessions will be made i.e. using internationals and Indian players from OTHER franchises, rather than doing the right thing and forcing Mumbai to concede their remaining games because in that hypothetical case, they wouldn't even be able to field a legal team with fewer than 7 Indians and 5 internationals. Oh no...the monetary consequences!

Posted by Balaji_Dhamodharan on (September 26, 2011, 22:01 GMT)

@Coraline_Jones: The point is not about allowing 5 foreign players. The point is why only for Mumbai? If the rules changed, it has to apply for all the IPL teams..it should not be allowed for just 1 team..On top of it..your comments about Dhoni is completely irrelevant to this stance.. so do you mean to say Chennai is playing a foreign player "Dhoni" since he is not from Chennai? ..that proves your understanding about globalization..

Posted by Nampally on (September 26, 2011, 20:33 GMT)

So much hype about the foreign players!. Only Malinga has produced both in bowling & batting. Symmonds , Blizzard & pollard have produced 9 runs between them and no wickets. Rayudu is a good WK/batsman and can easily take care of the Jacobs duties.Use the domestic talent despite injuries. Where is the Mumbai captain Wasim Jaffer? He will be fine batsmen and Mumbai needs him now.Mumbai like Team India should focus more on physical fitness before cricketing skills. Once Bombay were invincible team with almost 11 test players in the side. Now there are very few and even they are" fragile" at best.Gone are the days of Mumbai's greats like Wadekar, Umrigar, Ramchand, Desai, Mankad, Manjrekar, etc.

Posted by maddy20 on (September 26, 2011, 19:54 GMT)

@zico123 You are comparing a competition between domestic champions with international stars, to an international series. I remember a quote from Ian Chappell "The problem with common sense is that it is not so common". How true?!!

Posted by Coraline_Jones on (September 26, 2011, 18:30 GMT)

i dunno why ppl crying abt playing foreign players ... especially Indians ... they want to go abroad study there work there and do wot ever ... but when it comes to indian franchises only Indians are to be played. How can dhoni represent southern most chennai team when he doesn't even belong to that ... itz ok for them ... but foreigners shldn't be allowed. Come out of box ppl ... this is the era of globalization ... learn to enjoy d match instead of barking abt the inclusion of foreign players.

Posted by Gupta.Ankur on (September 26, 2011, 18:03 GMT)

I think people must understand that MI have lost 8 major players and which is why they have been allowed a extra foreign player......

I think people must keep their mind open......

Posted by zico123 on (September 26, 2011, 17:28 GMT)

so now Mumbai Indians will be allowed 6 international players or what !!! I wonder why the same logic was not applied when so many indian players went down in England, India should have been allowed to field foreign players in that case

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