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.
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.