IPL 2023: The biggest T20 league is set to start on March 31. What makes this year’s IPL more interesting is the shuffle of stars in each team. Every team planned a lot before the auction and Chennai Super Kings got the likes of Ben Stokes, Kyle Jamieson, and more with their strategy in the auction. However, CSK have suffered a huge blow in their bowling department as Kyle Jamieson is set to miss the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
Jamieson is set to undergo surgery for his injured back this week and will be out of action for three-to-four months, head coach Gary Stead said on Monday. As a result of surgery and the subsequent rehabilitation, Jamieson will miss the upcoming Indian Premier League 2023 season, set to take place from March 31 to May 28, where he was snapped up by Chennai Super Kings for INR 1 crore. (READ: MS Dhoni set to play his final tournament, THIS will be his last league game in Chennai)
Jamieson’s suspected back stress fracture is a reoccurrence of the injury that ruled him out of the England Test tour last June. The Kiwi paceman was on a comeback trail, as he has returned to play at the domestic circuit as well as a New Zealand XI warm-up match against England in Hamilton. (Pat Cummins to Ishant Sharma: Five TOP Pacers who Flopped in IPL, In PICS)
He was named in the New Zealand squad for the ongoing home series against England. However, a suspected recurrence of the injury ruled him out of the series.
“Kyle has seen a back surgeon and is getting surgery later in the week,” Stead confirmed. “It’s been a challenging and difficult time for Kyle and a big loss for us. He has been fantastic when he has been around all of our sides when he has been part of them.”
“We just wish him well, and we will know more in about three to four months about what that end prognosis looks like for him. Surgery provides a quicker return to play and that’s the encouraging thing for him. We want to give him the best chance of recovery because we know what a star she has been for us,” Stead said.
New Zealand, who went into the first Test against England without the services of Matt Henry and Jamieson, suffered a heavy defeat. Henry, who missed the first Test at Bay Oval due to the birth of his second child, will be rejoining ahead of the second Test, starting on February 24 at the Basin Reserve. (With IANS inputs)