• Fri. May 26th, 2023

After KL Rahul injury, LSG suffered another blow, Star Indian Pacer kicked out of IPL 2023; Likely recovery ahead of WTC Finals

Lucknow Super Giants suffer another blow after losing captain KL Rahul (Sportzpics)

Lucknow Super Giants suffer another blow after losing captain KL Rahul (Sportzpics)

Lucknow Super Giants suffered a double blow after losing KL Rahul to injury, Jaydev Unadkat was ruled out of the 2023 IPL season

Lucknow Super Giants recently suffered a narrow 18-point loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a game marred by controversy as Virat Kohli nearly came to blows against Gautam Gambhir and Naveen-ul-Haq. During the match, LSG skipper KL Rahul also picked up an injury which ruled him out of the game against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, and according to the latest developments, the Lucknow-based franchise are set to do without the services of Jaydev Unadkat to the rest. IPL season 2023.

According to a report from ESPNcricinfo, LSG’s star Indian pacemaker Jaydev is set to be ruled out for the remaining campaign with a left shoulder injury. The report adds that Unadkat picked up the injury while bowling in the net on Sunday, although the veteran pacer is likely to be fit ahead of the upcoming Test World Championship final against Australia which will be played at the ‘London Oval, June 7-11.

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Unadkat was coming to the bowl first in a net session on Sunday when his foot accidentally got caught on the ropes that support the nets, the point guard suffered a bad fall and the impact was on his elbow, Unadkat was then seen clutching his left shoulder in pain and had a sling around his arm, as well as an ice pack afterwards.

The report adds that the Saurashtra skipper traveled to Mumbai and consulted a BCCI appointed specialist, the board was consulted and the medical staff advised LSG to withdraw Unadkat from participating in the IPL.

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The 31-year-old is expected to visit the NCA in Bangalore to complete rehab and try to get back to full fitness before heading to England for the WTC Finals.

Unadkat’s injury comes at a time when the franchise is already in shock after losing captain KL Rahul and it remains to be seen when the 31-year-old will return to action.

The LSG fly-half suffered a right leg injury while chasing a ball into the outfield in Lucknow’s loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Assessments are still ongoing to determine the extent of Rahul’s injury and a possible return date.

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Speaking of Unadkat, the Indian pacemaker has played three matches this season but failed to open his account in terms of wickets, while conceding 92 runs from a total of eight overs he has played so far .

The veteran pacer is one of five pacers who have been selected for the WTC final against Australia, and it remains to be seen whether the LSG duo can recover in time for the pinnacle clash at the Oval.

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