As the dawn of a new year unfolds, the excitement within the cricketing community reaches unprecedented levels. The eyes of passionate cricket enthusiasts are eagerly fixed on the horizon, anticipating the arrival of the exhilarating Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This upcoming season of world’s richest cricket league promises to reignite the thrill and captivate the hearts of fans worldwide.
Six Indian cricketers set to make a comeback in IPL 2024 after injury
What adds an extra layer of excitement to IPL 2024 is not just the strategic player acquisitions and retentions that unfolded during the record-breaking auction but also the return of some prominent Indian cricketers who were forced to sit out of the previous editions due to injuries. On that note, let’s take a closer look at these cricketing titans who are set to make a comeback in forthcoming IPL season.
1. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant faced a setback in the form of a horrific car crash that sidelined him for almost a year, leading to multiple surgeries. Despite the challenging journey, Pant has worked diligently on his fitness and is poised for a grand return. Retained by the Delhi Capitals (DC), the dynamic wicketkeeper-batter is not only ready to showcase his skills but is also likely to don the captain’s hat once again in IPL 2024.
2. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer had to watch the entire IPL 2023 season from the sidelines due to a back injury that required surgery. Making a strong comeback in the Asia Cup 2023 and the ODI World Cup 2023, Iyer has displayed impressive form. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise has entrusted him with the captaincy, replacing Nitish Rana, and fans can expect fireworks as Iyer leads the Kolkata-based side this year.
3. Jasprit Bumrah
The absence of Jasprit Bumrah due to recurring back issues was felt by the Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2023. However, Bumrah has made a triumphant return, showcasing exceptional performances for India across formats. His return to the Mumbai Indians’ lineup in IPL 2024 is expected to address the bowling concerns faced by the team in the previous season.
4. Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar missed IPL 2023 due to a hamstring injury, but the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise retained him for the upcoming season. A versatile all-rounder, Sundar will be eager to showcase his skills and contribute significantly to his team’s success in IPL 2024.
5. Rajat Patidar
After receiving praise in IPL 2022, Rajat Patidar had to sit out IPL 2023 due to an Achilles heel injury. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise, recognizing his potential, retained him for 20 lakhs. Patidar will play a crucial role in providing stability to RCB’s middle order in the upcoming season.
6. Prasidh Krishna
Rajasthan Royals (RR) retained Prasidh Krishna in a whopping 10 crore contract, showing their confidence in the talented fast bowler. Krishna missed IPL 2023 due to surgery for a lumbar stress fracture in his spine. With successful international assignments under his belt, Krishna is set to bolster RR’s bowling attack in IPL 2024.
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