Ravichandran Ashwin to miss IPL 2017 due to sports hernia injury

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Ravichandran Ashwin, who had undergone scans in Mumbai following the four-match Test series against Australia, will miss the IPL 2017 season due to sports a hernia, dealing a major blow to Rising Pune Supergiants.

India and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) star Ravichandran Ashwin will miss the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to sports a hernia.

Ashwin, who had undergone scans in Mumbai following the four-match Test series against Australia, is likely to be ruled out for six-eight weeks.

The all-rounder, however, is expected to be back for the ICC Champions Trophy in the summer. Sports a hernia is a strain or tear of any soft tissue in the lower abdomen or groin area.

The development will come as a major blow to RPS, who will be aiming for the title after a disappointing debut season in 2016.

Ashwin has been in a prolific run of form with the ball in recent months, playing a key role in India’s home Test season, where the Virat Kohli-led side won 10 of their 13 matches.

The 30-year-old off-spinner has had an unprecedented workload during the season that featured matches against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, and Australia.
During the period, Ashwin bowled 738.2 overs – the most ever by a bowler in a Test season – and picked up a record 82 wickets. The duo of Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja claimed 153 wickets at an average of 24.14 to become the most successful bowling pair in a season.

Ashwin first got injured immediately after the Test series against England in December. He soon withdrew from Tamil Nadu’s Ranji Trophy semi-final clash against Karnataka.

In fact, in the first Test of the season, against New Zealand at Kanpur in September last year, Ashwin had bowled despite the pain due to a corn in his middle finger.

Ashwin’s India teammate KL Rahul is also reported to likely miss the tournament, while Murali Vijay’s participation also is rumored to be doubtful.

 

 

source: HT