The IPL's injury roster

IPL 2016
<b>YUVRAJ SINGH</b><br><b>Team:</b> Sunrisers Hyderabad<br><b>Status:</b> The India allrounder missed Sunrisers' first seven games while recovering from an ankle injury picked up during the World T20. He played his first match on May 6© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesYUVRAJ SINGH
Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Status: The India allrounder missed Sunrisers' first seven games while recovering from an ankle injury picked up during the World T20. He played his first match on May 6
<b>ASHISH NEHRA</b><br><b>Team:</b> Sunrisers Hyderabad<br><b>Status:</b> Ruled out of the IPL with two league games left to play, having injured a hamstring during Sunrisers' game against Kings XI Punjab on May 15© BCCI
© BCCIASHISH NEHRA
Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Status: Ruled out of the IPL with two league games left to play, having injured a hamstring during Sunrisers' game against Kings XI Punjab on May 15
<b>KANE WILLIAMSON</b><br><b>Team:</b> Sunrisers Hyderabad</b><br><b>Status:</b> The New Zealand batsman missed Sunrisers' first six games with a hamstring injury, before returning to action against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 30© BCCI
© BCCIKANE WILLIAMSON
Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Status: The New Zealand batsman missed Sunrisers' first six games with a hamstring injury, before returning to action against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 30
<b>JOEL PARIS</b><br><b>Team:</b> Delhi Daredevils<br><b>Status:</b> The Australian fast bowler was ruled out with a shin injury before the tournament began© BCCI
© BCCIJOEL PARIS
Team: Delhi Daredevils
Status: The Australian fast bowler was ruled out with a shin injury before the tournament began
<b>JP DUMINY</b><br><b>Team:</b> Delhi Daredevils<br><b>Status:</b> Missed Daredevils' first match as he recovered from a hamstring strain suffered during the World T20, returned for four games, then was not fit again for their match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 30. He was back in action on May 3</b>© BCCI
© BCCIJP DUMINY
Team: Delhi Daredevils
Status: Missed Daredevils' first match as he recovered from a hamstring strain suffered during the World T20, returned for four games, then was not fit again for their match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 30. He was back in action on May 3
<b>SAMUEL BADREE</b><br><b>Team:</b> Royal Challengers Bangalore<br><b>Status:</b> The West Indies legspinner is out of the tournament without having played a match, courtesy a shoulder injury picked up during the World T20 final© AFP
© AFPSAMUEL BADREE
Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Status: The West Indies legspinner is out of the tournament without having played a match, courtesy a shoulder injury picked up during the World T20 final
<b>MITCHELL STARC</b><br><b>Team:</b> Royal Challengers Bangalore<br><b>Status:</b> Retained by RCB ahead of the season, but yet to play in any format in 2016 after undergoing surgery on his problematic right ankle© CA
© CAMITCHELL STARC
Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Status: Retained by RCB ahead of the season, but yet to play in any format in 2016 after undergoing surgery on his problematic right ankle
<b>ADAM MILNE</b><br><b>Team:</b> Royal Challengers Bangalore<br><b>Status:</b> Another fast-bowling blow for the team, with the New Zealand pacer heading home with a torn hamstring in his right leg after playing just one game© BCCI
© BCCIADAM MILNE
Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Status: Another fast-bowling blow for the team, with the New Zealand pacer heading home with a torn hamstring in his right leg after playing just one game
<b>LASITH MALINGA</b><br><b>Team:</b>Mumbai Indians</b><br><b>Status:</b> Out of the tournament without making an appearance. He is yet to fully recover from the knee injury that has kept him out of top-flight cricket since February© ICC
© ICCLASITH MALINGA
Team:Mumbai Indians
Status: Out of the tournament without making an appearance. He is yet to fully recover from the knee injury that has kept him out of top-flight cricket since February
<b>LENDL SIMMONS</b><br><b>Team:</b> Mumbai Indians<br><b>Status:</b> The opener was ruled out of the tournament after just one match due to lower-back trouble© BCCI
© BCCILENDL SIMMONS
Team: Mumbai Indians
Status: The opener was ruled out of the tournament after just one match due to lower-back trouble
<b>KEVIN PIETERSEN</b><br><b>Team:</b> Rising Pune Supergiants<br><b>Status:</b> The first of a string of injuries for Pune, Pietersen pulled a calf while batting against  RCB and that was the end of his tournament. He turned out for Pune in four games© BCCI
© BCCIKEVIN PIETERSEN
Team: Rising Pune Supergiants
Status: The first of a string of injuries for Pune, Pietersen pulled a calf while batting against RCB and that was the end of his tournament. He turned out for Pune in four games
<b>FAF DU PLESSIS</b><br><b>Team:</b> Rising Pune Supergiants<br><b>Status:</b> A broken finger put South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis out of action for six weeks on April 28, ending his IPL season after only six matches© AFP
© AFPFAF DU PLESSIS
Team: Rising Pune Supergiants
Status: A broken finger put South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis out of action for six weeks on April 28, ending his IPL season after only six matches
<b>MITCHELL MARSH</b><br><b>Team:</b> Rising Pune Supergiants<br><b>Status:</b> The third Rising Pune Supergiants player to be ruled out in the same week. He exited with a side strain, after playing three games© BCCI
© BCCIMITCHELL MARSH
Team: Rising Pune Supergiants
Status: The third Rising Pune Supergiants player to be ruled out in the same week. He exited with a side strain, after playing three games
<b>STEVEN SMITH</b><br><b>Team:</b> Rising Pune Supergiants</b><br> Possibly the biggest blow so far to a struggling Pune side, Australia's captain headed home with a wrist issue a few days after striking his first T20 ton© BCCI
© BCCISTEVEN SMITH
Team: Rising Pune Supergiants
Possibly the biggest blow so far to a struggling Pune side, Australia's captain headed home with a wrist issue a few days after striking his first T20 ton
<b>M ASHWIN</b><br><b>Team:</b> Rising Pune Supergiants<br><b>Status:</b> The last of Supergiants' injuries, before they were dumped out without making it to the playoffs: legspinner M Ashwin, who played 10 games in the season, was ruled out with a side strain© BCCI
© BCCIM ASHWIN
Team: Rising Pune Supergiants
Status: The last of Supergiants' injuries, before they were dumped out without making it to the playoffs: legspinner M Ashwin, who played 10 games in the season, was ruled out with a side strain
<b>SHAUN MARSH</b><br><b>Team:</b> Kings XI Punjab<br><b>Status:</b> A day after his brother was ruled out of Pune's campaign, Shaun Marsh had similar bad news at Kings XI. He was ruled out after picking up a back injury© BCCI
© BCCISHAUN MARSH
Team: Kings XI Punjab
Status: A day after his brother was ruled out of Pune's campaign, Shaun Marsh had similar bad news at Kings XI. He was ruled out after picking up a back injury
<b>GLENN MAXWELL</b><br><b>Team:</b> Kings XI Punjab<br><b>Status:</b> After struggling with injury (and patchy form) over the IPL season, Maxwell left for Australia to get treatment for an apparent side strain, thereby missing Kings XI's last two games© BCCI
© BCCIGLENN MAXWELL
Team: Kings XI Punjab
Status: After struggling with injury (and patchy form) over the IPL season, Maxwell left for Australia to get treatment for an apparent side strain, thereby missing Kings XI's last two games
<b>JOHN HASTINGS</b><br><b>Team:</b> Kolkata Knight Riders<br><b>Status:</b> The Australian fast bowler had to fly home after injuring an ankle during KKR's warm-ups ahead of their game against Mumbai Indians on April 13, just their second of the tournament© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJOHN HASTINGS
Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Status: The Australian fast bowler had to fly home after injuring an ankle during KKR's warm-ups ahead of their game against Mumbai Indians on April 13, just their second of the tournament
<b>ANDRE RUSSELL</b><br><b>Team:</b> Kolkata Knight Riders<br><b>Status:</b> While he was never officially ruled out of the tournament, a leg injury - picked up when he slipped in his follow-through - put the in-form West Indies allrounder out of action for Knight Riders' final three games, including the eliminator that they lost© AFP
© AFPANDRE RUSSELL
Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Status: While he was never officially ruled out of the tournament, a leg injury - picked up when he slipped in his follow-through - put the in-form West Indies allrounder out of action for Knight Riders' final three games, including the eliminator that they lost

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  • Calvin Palmer Warbah on May 17, 2016, 3:38 GMT

    Good decision by GM! Instead of playing with pain and aggravating more with injury it is solid best to leave for home and recover. Look, ipl is not like other football leagues where there is relegation system thus with swollen bank account already, it's best to go. GM knows that come what may he'll never be left out from the auctions, neither there's no relegation so winning or losing the league is all the same and he can sleep peacefully with a fat wallet always. It is the franchise, the public and all of india that are losing sleep because all players knows that ipl will continue to happen forever and take for example..who remembers what happened or who's playing well or bad during ipl 2009? Hmmm a point to ponder.

  • Ash on May 7, 2016, 0:59 GMT

    Even though the list looks long, IPL can't be blamed for everything. First of all it is self explanatory that when the comments say that Missed the first 6 games or so because of Injury picked up during T20 world cup. So they were already injured before even warm up with their team mates. Secondly, the down time between T20 world cup and IPL was almost zero and as a result that added more names to the injury list.

  • exhil on May 6, 2016, 16:05 GMT

    More than half of the Aussie team has sustained injuries in the IPL. Aussie's next tour may get seriously damaged. SA also has suffered with significant injuries. Who takes the brunt of these injuries, the respective Boards? IPL is doing damage to international cricket.

  • piy_ka1570931 on May 6, 2016, 14:41 GMT

    The best phase according to me in this IPL has precisely started after these players got injured and the much needed & way more deserving players came to replace them, who BTW were allegedly not picked up strangely in the auctioning due to some screwed up buying logic of the franchises. So be it Martin Guptill, Usman Khwaja, Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Chris Jordan and a range of other local Indian talent who otherwise would have never been able to make the cut in the original scheme of things. Even players like Mitchell Mclenaghan, Tabraiz Shamsi or Dwayne Smith have only been able to shine bright because their shinier counterparts got sidelined because of injuries.

  • BALASUBRAMANIAN on May 3, 2016, 8:18 GMT

    As an ardent fan of IPL , i felt the tournament has been really exiting in terms of cricket. A lot of new talents had emerged not only for the Host nation but also for most of the cricketing nations. However on IPL 2016 there has been bit downside on viewers b'cos . We are missing the X-factor in terms of Commentary not banking on individual overall the viewers are ready mute the television and watch cricket. .Injuries are part of every sport but that doesn't mean that entire tournament wud be hit by Injuries. The board needs to step in and analyze with each team on their composition before the start of the tournament. Or else the tournament would be remembered as "INJURY PRONE LEAGUE". Last but not least its high time the Board has to redesign the fixtures format and make it more entertain. In the words of famous Indian Commentator "IPL is the most entertaining tournament across the globe" seriously needs an attention.

  • Kanchan on May 3, 2016, 7:13 GMT

    I personally feel that the Australian Cricket Board don't want their contracted players play in a long tournament like IPL. That's why they are calling there players back. I thought Steve Smith and Marsh brothers has no injuries but they are following ACB orders...

  • pratya3706343 on May 3, 2016, 1:04 GMT

    Ashish Nehra is missing from this list

  • Kuldeep on May 2, 2016, 21:05 GMT

    The tournament is too long, not only for the players but also for the fans, no rest between the games. It is taking its toll, we are only halfway! The format needs to be refreshed with less games, playing almost everyday and travelling between those games, it can't be fun for them.

  • B on May 2, 2016, 16:22 GMT

    I agree with you Daya Anand. This year's IPL is definitely NOT THE BEST and missing MANY BIG NAMES. Moreover the players especially from Australia are not willing to risk themselves so even a small injury see's them returning home (example: Steve Smith). To be honest the big teams like Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are DEFINITELY being missed here and the new teams like Gujarat Lions and Pune Supergiants are not evenly spread. I sincerely hope something is done next year so that the INTEREST is not lost by ALL. I also sincerely hope the ban on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals is lifted ASAP.