Players who will miss initial matches of IPL 2022
By SMCS - Mar 25, 2022 9:30 pm
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As the Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner, some of the franchises might not get the service of their key players due to injuries, national commitments etc. Here is the team-wise list of the players who will miss the initial matches of IPL 2022.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB will not get the service of the newly married Glenn Maxwell. He won’t be available for the first 2 matches. Apart from them, Josh Hazlewood & Jason Behrendorff are currently in Pakistan with the Australian side and they will miss the first 3 matches.

Mumbai Indians

Middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav won’t be available for the first match against Delhi Capitals. He is currently in the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, recovering from the thumb fracture that he picked up in the final T20I against West Indies.

Chennai Super Kings

Moeen Ali and Dwaine Pretorius will miss the season opener. While Moeen Ali is currently in a three-day quarantine after reaching Mumbai on the morning of March 24, South Africa’s Pretorius is yet to reach. He was a part of the home ODI series against Bangladesh which ended on March 23 as well.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sean Abbott is currently playing the white-ball series for Australia in the ongoing tour of Pakistan. Hence, he will also be missing the first 3 matches for SRH.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR mentor David Hussey has confirmed that Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will not be available for the first five games as they are on national commitments in the ongoing Pakistan tour.

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Pat Cummins

Delhi Capitals

David Warner will miss the first two games as he has decided to attend Shane Warne’s state funeral which will take place at the MCG on March 30. Mitch Marsh won’t feature in the first 3 matches as he is a part of Australia’s white-ball squad. Moreover, Anrich Nortje has joined the DC squad but he is unlikely to play a few matches as he is suffering from hip and back issues. Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman also won’t be available for the first match as well.

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Punjab Kings

Kagiso Rabada will be missing one match for the Kings. Jonny Bairstow is unlikely to play 2 games as he is currently a part of the England test side which is playing against the West Indies. Nathan Ellis will also miss out on four matches due to national responsibilities.

Lucknow Supergiants

Marcus Stoinis will miss the first three games as he will be playing in the limited-overs series against Pakistan. Moreover, Jason Holder & Kyle Mayers will also miss the first two matches as they both are a part of the West Indies’ Test squad against England as well.