Injury Premier League: Key players injured ahead of IPL 10

It isn’t certain if Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will miss any games for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). But if they do, even a few games, it will affect the team. For, the duo was greatly responsible in taking RCB to the final in 2016. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
The format, the batsman, the pitch, the conditions, Mitchell Starc tries conquering them all with pace. Last year, he missed the tournament with a foot fracture. This year, after parting ways with RCB, he will miss the season to be in shape for Champions Trophy. Photo: PTI
Rising Pune Supergiant will miss the services of Ravichandran Ashwin, the team’s best spinner, throughout the tournament. After an exhausting home Test season, Ashwin will be out of IPL 10 due to sports hernia. Photo: K. R. DEEPAK
Martin Guptill was one of the best buys this season -- Kings XI brought him for $104,000, hoping to better its dismal performance last year. But he’ll be missing at least a few games because of a hamstring injury. Photo: AFP
Quinton de Kock is fast-becoming the batting superstar for South Africa across formats. In 2016 and ‘17, he’s scored 674 runs in 21 T20 games at a strike rate of over 138. Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid said his miss will be a huge blow to his team’s campaign. Photo: K. R. DEEPAK