IPL is about to commence on 23rd March 2019. Since the World cup 2019 will commence after this tournament, there are many anticipations about the game. The tournament became significant due to high pressure on the star players and hectic schedule due to the upcoming world cup. Here is the list of few players who might miss out the tournament due to injury woes or other reasons.
- Shakib Al Hasan
Veteran cricketer Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best Bangladeshi players who participated in IPL 2011 for the first time and since then he is the part of the tournament. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders till 2017 and was the part of their title victories. He sustained a finger injury during Bangladesh Premier League. He will be one of the crucial players for Bangladesh in the world cup. Hence, the board of Bangladesh Cricket will rest players like Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan for IPL as a part of the preparation for the World cup.
- Steven Smith
He led the Rajasthan Royals earlier and was out of IPL 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal. He sustained an injury during Bangladesh Premier league and since Ashes tournament is nearing before the world cup, the Australian selectors might keep him out of IPL. Since Ashes tournament is as crucial as the world cup for the Australian team, he will be out of IPL 2019 probably.
- David Warner
He is the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier and was out of the tournament in 2018 due to the sandpaper issue. He is one of the best performers in the IPL and might miss out this season due to an injured elbow similar to Steven Smith. He shouldered the responsibility of guiding SRH towards title victories for two seasons but keeping the Ashes tournament and World cup in mind, the Australian cricket board might not allow him to play for IPL.