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Star KKR player ruled out of IPL! Check out the player’s name and reason below👇🏻
The out-of-favour India international who was with Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to go through a long rehabilitation process before attempting a comeback to competitive cricket.
Kuldeep Yadav returns from UAE after sustaining knee injury!
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has sustained a serious knee injury and is likely to miss most of the domestic season, having already come back to India with his IPL campaign in the UAE cut short. The out-of-favour India international who was with Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to go through a long rehabilitation process before attempting a comeback to competitive cricket.
"Yes, we got the information that Kuldeep sustained a nasty knee injury during a practice session in UAE. Apparently while fielding, he twisted his knee and it was really bad at that point. "There was no chance that he could have taken any further part and was sent back to India," a senior BCCI official tracking developments of IPL teams told PTI on condition of anonymity. It has been learnt that very recently, Kuldeep has undergone a surgery in Mumbai and it could take between four to six months before he can make a comeback.
"Knee injuries are generally bad. It's a very long process from starting to work and then getting strength back through intense physiotherapy sessions at the NCA, followed by light intensity training and finally starting with net sessions. "It can't be said with certainty that Kuldeep will be match ready by the time Ranji Trophy ends," another IPL source privy to the developments said. On Twitter, Kuldeep has posted a picture of him with KKR head coach Brendon McCullum, who is celebrating his birthday on Monday.
"That's obviously an old photograph. Kuldeep has come back in India. If I am not wrong, he is already done with his surgery," the source said. It must be mentioned that Kuldeep has had a rough ride in the past two years, after a five-wicket haul in Sydney, when head coach Ravi Shastri had termed him as India's No. 1 spinner in overseas conditions.
Things changed drastically since the 2019 IPL when Kuldeep had a slump in form and since then his career went southwards as the Indian team management lost faith in his abilities even on rank turners, where classical left-arm orthodox Shahbaz Nadeem was picked from the stand-by, but Kuldeep, who was in main squad, didn't get a chance.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad's Sherfane Rutherford returns home due to death of father
Sherfane Rutherford has left the IPL bubble to return home after the death of this father, Sunrisers Hyderabad announced on Thursday. The 23-year-old Rutherford had just arrived at Sunrisers as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow, who pulled out due to bubble fatigue. "The SRH family conveys its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family on the passing away of his father. Sherfane will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble to be with his family in this difficult hour," the franchise tweeted.
Rutherford last played in the IPL for Delhi Capitals in 2019, making 73 runs in seven innings. His most recent T20 cricket came in the Caribbean Premier League earlier this month for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, as they went on to win the title. He did, however, miss out on selection in the West Indies team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Rutherford's exit is another blow to Sunrisers, who are placed bottom of the table with only one win this season in eight games. His exit also makes it three Sunrisers players who will be unavailable for them in the immediate future after T Natarajan tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, and Vijay Shankar was forced to isolate after being recognised as one of his close contacts. Sunrisers move from Dubai to Sharjah for their next game, against Punjab Kings who are placed above them with a four-point cushion. The franchise is yet to make an announcement on whether they will be seeking a replacement for Rutherford.
Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford has left the IPL bio-bubble after the demise of his father, the franchise said in a statement on Thursday. The IPL franchise took to Twitter to announce the news and offer condolences to the cricketer and his bereaved family. "The SRH family conveys its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family on the passing away of his father. Sherfane will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble to be with his family in this difficult hour," tweeted the official handle of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rutherford was roped as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow by the Hyderabad outfit. Rutherford, who has over 1102 runs in the T20 format at a strike rate of 138.26, was also part of the Mumbai Indians squad that won the IPL trophy in 2020.The left-handed Guyanese batsman had played seven matches in the IPL, all for Mumbai, in 2019, scoring 73 runs at a strike rate of 135.18 while also picking one wicket.
Rutherford was not a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI that suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Axar Patel restricted Hyderabad to a modest 134-run total before Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer chipped in with vital knocks, helping Delhi clinch the top spot in the points table.
Sherfane Rutherford has returned from the IPL following the death of his father. The 23-year-old Guyanese batter was signed on by Sunrisers Hyderabad recently as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow, who pulled out of the UAE leg of this 2021 season. "The SRH family conveys its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family on the passing away of his father. Sherfane will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble to be with his family in this difficult hour," the franchise tweeted.
Rutherford was a central figure in the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots side that clinched the CPL 2021 trophy. He was the team's second-highest run-getter, scoring three half-centuries in his tally of 262 runs for the season at a strike rate of 127.18. The loss of Rutherford is another blow to the Sunrisers side languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2021 standings, having picked up a solitary win from eight games so far. The 2016 champions, who have Jason Roy as cover for the opening spot, are going to be without T. Natarajan and Vijay Shankar for the coming games after the former tested positive for Covid-19 and the latter was identified as a close contact.