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IPL 2024: Team-wise list of injured players & their replacements

IPL 2024: Team-wise list of injured players & their replacements. Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of IPL 2024 due to ankle surgery.


IPL 2022, CSK vs GT, Top Performances_ Mohammed Shami's 2-19 helps GT beat CSK and top 2 finish in IPL 2022 _ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
IPL 2024: Mohammed Shami will be out of action this season (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season will commence on March 22 with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 


But IPL and its never-ending saga with last moment withdrawals citing personal reasons, unprecedented injuries, longer rehabilitation and recovery period, prior commitments and clash with international duties before and during the tournament pose a huge challenge for the respective franchises. Such withdrawals force the franchise owners and their think tanks to revamp their strategies and sign replacements that are the closest match and best suited to meet the criteria and skillsets per need.


Here is the list of the players who will miss IPL 2024 and their replacements:-


Mohammed Shami (Gujarat Titans)

India’s premier pacer underwent successful surgery for a right heel Achilles injury last month and is currently undergoing rehabilitation, en route to the process of recovery. He won’t be available to render his services for the runners-up of the IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans in the upcoming 2024 IPL edition. 


Mohammed Shami was the leading wicket-taker in India’s spectacular run to the final in last year’s ODI World Cup, picking up 24 wickets in just seven matches. However, he has been away from the cricket field since the 2023 World Cup finals. Shami also topped the wicket-takers charts last year in the IPL, nabbing 28 wickets in 17 games in Titans’ dominant run to the final. 


His absence will hurt Gujarat’s pace bowling prowess. GT have pacers like Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Kartik Tyagi, and Spencer Johnson up their sleeves. In the current developments, Gujarat has announced 32-year-old Sandeep Warrier as Mohammed Shami's replacement.



Devon Conway (Chennai Super Kings)

The defending champions CSK will sorely miss its Kiwi opener, who is unlikely to feature in the first leg of the tournament following a thumb surgery, keeping him out of cricketing action until the first week of May. Devon Conway was injured midway through New Zealand’s T20I series at home against Australia in February. He didn’t feature in the Test series that followed. 


Conway proved to be a vital cog in CSK’s title win last year as he was the highest run-getter for his side with 672 runs at a strike rate of almost 140. CSK are yet to name a replacement for him. They can still look at alternatives to partner Ruturaj Gaikwad within the team in the form of Ajinkya Rahane, who donned the opening role for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders or Rachin Ravindra, who is a flexible batter who has previously batted as an opener or a middle order batter.



IPL 2022, RR vs SRH, Top Performances_ Prasidh Krishna takes 2-16 against SRH _ Walking Wicket (Image ©BCCI_IPL)
Prasidh Krishna will not be available for RR this season (Images: ©BCCI/IPL)

Prasidh Krishna (Rajasthan Royals)

Following a surgery on his left proximal quadriceps tendon last month, Prasidh Krishna is set to miss play for Rajasthan Royals for the second consecutive time in the IPL. Prasidh was highly impressive in his debut season for the Royals, with 19 scalps from 17 games in 2022. He last featured for Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy game against Gujarat in January where he took 2 wickets in the first innings and didn’t bowl in the second innings. 


Rajasthan Royals is yet to finalize any replacement for Krishna. The team already has Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, and Nandre Burger in their pace bowling arsenal.


Jason Behrendorff (Mumbai Indians)

According to cricket.com.au, before leaving for India to play in the IPL 2024, the ball struck the leg of the 33-year-old Jason Behrendroff at the WACA Ground while batting in the nets. In the unfortunate incident, he fractured his leg, ruling himself out of this year’s IPL. 


Behrendorff was one of the key performers of the MI pace bowling unit which was deprived of the star power of Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer. He took 14 wickets in 12 games for MI in 2023. MI has named England fast bowler Luke Wood as his replacement. Wood, who went unsold in the 2024 IPL auction, has only played five T20Is and two ODIs for England since making his international debut in 2022.



Mark Wood (Lucknow Super Giants)

The England fast-bowler has pulled out of the upcoming IPL season owing to the management of his workload for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Mark Wood missed the IPL in 2022 due to an elbow injury. In 2023, he picked up 11 wickets in four games for LSG, including a fifer in his first match of the season. The 34-year-old featured in three Tests against India in the recently concluded series but picked up only four wickets in five innings. 


Lucknow Super Giants has named Shamar Joseph as Wood’s replacement for the upcoming season, with the West Indies quick joining the franchise for 3 crore INR. The speedster recently grabbed headlines with his sensational bowling stint on debut during West Indies’ Test win at the Gabba. He picked 7 wickets in the 2nd innings to script a historic win in Australia, becoming an overnight sensation.


Lungi Ngidi (Delhi Capitals)

The South Africa pacer was ruled out ahead of the season due to a lower back injury. He joined the franchise in 2022. However, he didn’t play any matches in the two seasons while being a part of the Capitals. In total, he has played 14 IPL matches and has 25 wickets to his name. Capitals announced Australia all-rounder Jake Fraser-McGurk as Ngidi’s replacement. McGurk’s 29-ball century for South Australia is the fastest in the history of the one-day game.


Jason Roy (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Jason Roy, an attacking top-order batter for England and international T20 leagues, pulled out of the IPL 2024 citing personal reasons. He played eight matches for the Knight Riders last season, setting the tone early for the franchise with a healthy strike rate of 151.60. 


The franchise badly struggled in their opening combinations in the previous 2 seasons but Roy was the only silver lining for KKR. Roy is replaced by another hard-hitting England top-order wicketkeeper-batter Phil Salt, who hit back-to-back centuries in a T20I series in the Caribbean. Salt represented Delhi Capitals in the 2023 IPL before going unsold in this year’s auction.



IPL 2022, RR vs SRH, Top Performances_ Prasidh Krishna takes 2-16 against SRH _ Walking Wicket (Image ©BCCI_IPL)
Harry Brook made himself unavailable for IPL 2024 (Images: ©BCCI/IPL)
Harry Brook (Delhi Capitals)

The England batter Harry Brook decided to give this year’s IPL edition a skip to be around his grieving family after the death of his grandmother. Brook was acquired by Delhi Capitals for 4 crore INR at the 2024 auction after he failed to live up to SRH’s expectations. SRH splurged a whopping 13.25 crore INR at the IPL 2023 auction but he could manage only 190 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 123.38. His only memorable outing in 2023 was against KKR when he scored a century. SRH has yet to name a replacement for Brook.


Matheesha Pathirana (Chennai Super Kings)

The Sri Lanka fast bowler is set to miss the initial matches of the 2024 season for CSK after suffering a hamstring injury during the T20I series against Bangladesh in March. Pathirana was a revelation for CSK in 2023 with his slinging action, particularly in the death overs. He picked 19 wickets in 12 matches, conceding just over eight runs per over last season. CSK has not yet given a nod for his replacement but the team still has pace bowling options in Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman, Rajvardhan Hangargekar and Simarjeet Singh.



Gus Atkinson (Kolkata Knight Riders)

The English Cricket Board (ECB) also withdrew Atkinson from IPL 2024 to manage the pacer’s workload for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The 26-year-old made his international cricket debut only last year and has featured in nine ODIs and three T20Is. He was bought for 1 crore INR by the Knight Riders in the 2024 auction. Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera, who went unsold at the auction will join the KKR franchise at a reserve price of 50 lakh INR.


Robin Minz (Gujarat Titans)

The wicketkeeper-batter from Jharkhand is set to miss the 2024 IPL edition according to Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra due to a freaking bike accident in early March. The 21-year-old stunned everyone at the 2024 auction in December when the Titans spent a whopping 3.60 crore INR for him. It was especially shocking because Minz is yet to make his senior-level debut. He is also the first tribal player to be picked in the IPL. The franchise has not yet revealed any replacement for Robin Minz as they have a reserve of wicketkeepers in Wriddhiman Saha and Matthew Wade.


Dilshan Madushanka (Mumbai Indians)

The Sri Lanka bowler suffered a hamstring tear and went off the field during his side’s One-Day International match against Bangladesh. Madushanka had an impressive debut in World Cup 2023 where he picked up 21 wickets in 9 matches and was the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He picked 14 wickets in 14 T20Is and was picked by Mumbai Indians for 4.6 crore INR during the 2024 mini-auction in December. No replacement has been announced by MI as the bowler is expected to miss only the first leg of the tournament.


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