IPL 2024: Full list of players ruled out of the tournament; injuries and replacements

Here is the full list of players who have pulled out of IPL 2024 and their replacements ahead of the tournament, which begins on March 22 in Chennai.

Published : Mar 12, 2024 16:25 IST , CHENNAI - 9 MINS READ

Mohammed Shami, Mark Wood and Devon Conway.
Mohammed Shami, Mark Wood and Devon Conway. | Photo Credit: SPORTZPICS FOR IPL

Mohammed Shami, Mark Wood and Devon Conway. | Photo Credit: SPORTZPICS FOR IPL

With the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) less than two weeks away, a slew of international stars have already pulled out of the tournament either due to injury or personal reasons.

Here are the players who will miss IPL 2024:

Vishnu Vinod (Mumbai Indians)

The 30-year-old Vinod, who plays for Kerala in the domestic circuit, picked up an injury in his left forearm and was ruled out of the competition. Vinod was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 20 lakh at the IPL 2023 auction and played three games for the franchise last year. Saurashtra wicketkeeper-batter Harvik Desai was named as Vinod’s replacement for the ongoing season. Desai has played 27 T20s, 40 List A and 46 First-Class games for Saurashtra.

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

The Sri Lankan all-rounder was ruled out of the tournament due to a foot injury. Hasaranga, who played for Royal Challengers Bengaluru last year, was roped in by Sunrisers for Rs. 1.5 crore at the auction in December. The Hyderabad-based franchise announced Sri Lankan leg-spinner Vijkayakanth Viyaskanth as his replacement. The leg-break bowler has played 33 T20s and picked 42 wickets. The 22-year-old has also played one T20I, where he recorded figures of one for 28.

Shivam Mavi (Lucknow Super Giants)

The 25-year-old pacer was ruled out of the competition due to a rib stress fracture he suffered in August 2023. Mavi was roped in by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs. 6.4 crore at the auction last December after warming the bench for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023. He missed the entire domestic season for Uttar Pradesh but turned up for Lucknow Super Giants’ pre-season training only to be told that he would not play any part in this edition. The franchise is yet to announce his replacement.

David Willey (Lucknow Super Giants)

The left-arm pacer pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons after missing LSG’s campaign opener against Rajasthan Royals. Willey had retired from international cricket after the ODI World Cup in India last year. Lucknow named New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry as Willey’s replacement. Henry joins the franchise for his base price of Rs. 1.25 crore. He has played two matches in the IPL, representing Punjab Kings in the 2017 season.

Jason Behrendorff (Mumbai Indians)

The left-arm Australian pacer was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Behrendorff was a regular for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023, picking 14 wickets in 12 games after being traded from Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the season, and was retained by the franchise ahead of the 2024 season. MI has named English fast bowler Luke Wood as Behrendorff’s replacement. Wood, who joins the five-time champion for Rs. 50 lakh, has played five T20Is and two ODIs for England since making his international debut in 2022.

Lungi Ngidi (Delhi Capitals)

The South African pacer was ruled out ahead of the season due to an injury. Ngidi was retained by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. He joined the franchise in 2022, however, he didn’t play any matches in the two seasons. In total, he has played 14 IPL matches and has 25 wickets to his name. Ngidi made his IPL debut in 2018 with Chennai Super Kings. Capitals announced Australian batter Jake Fraser-McGurk as Ngidi’s replacement for the 2024 season. Fraser-McGurk’s 29-ball century for South Australia is the fastest in the history of the one-day game.

Harry Brook (Delhi Capitals)

The swashbuckling English batter decided to give this edition of the IPL a miss to be around his grieving family after the death of his grandmother. Brook was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs. 4 crore at the auction after failing to leave a lasting impression in his debut season in 2023 with Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was bought for a whopping Rs. 13.25 crore by Sunrisers at the IPL 2023 auction but could manage only 190 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 123.38. DC named South African pacer Lizaad Williams as Brook’s replacement.

Mohammed Shami (Gujarat Titans)

India’s premier pacer underwent a successful surgery for a right heel problem last month and won’t be available for the 2022 IPL champion this time around. Shami was the leading wicket-taker in India’s spectacular run to the final in last year’s ODI World Cup, picking 24 wickets in just seven matches. However, he hasn’t figured in a single competitive match following India’s defeat to Australia in the final in November. Shami also topped the wicket-takers’ charts last year in the IPL, nabbing 28 wickets in 17 games in Titans’ dominant run to the final. GT has named Indian pacer Sandeep Warrier as Shami’s replacement. Warrier, who has played five matches so far in the IPL across three seasons, joins the franchise for Rs. 50 lakh.

Prasidh Krishna (Rajasthan Royals)

Following a surgery on his left proximal quadriceps tendon last month, the lanky pacer from Karnataka won’t feature for Rajasthan Royals for the second consecutive time in the IPL. Prasidh had impressed in his debut season for Royals, justifying his price tag of Rs. 10 crore at the auction with 19 scalps from 17 games in 2022. However, Prasidh endured a tough time on his return to international cricket last year, and had a forgettable Test debut in South Africa in December. He last featured for Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy game against Gujarat in January. RR announced spinner Keshav Maharaj as Prasidh’s replacement and the South African joins the franchise for Rs. 50 lakh.

Mark Wood (Lucknow Super Giants)

The England fast-bowler was pulled out of the upcoming IPL season by his cricket board to manage his workload ahead of the T20 World Cup in June and a home summer. Wood was bought for Rs. 7.5 crore by the Lucknow franchise at the IPL 2022 auction but the pacer missed the tournament that followed due to an elbow injury. In 2023, Wood picked 11 wickets in four games for LSG, including a fifer in his first match of the season. The 34-year-old featured in three Tests against India in the recently concluded series, but picked just four wickets in five innings. Lucknow Super Giants named Shamar Joseph as Wood’s replacement for the upcoming season, with the West Indies quick joining the franchise for Rs. 3 crore.

Gus Atkinson (Kolkata Knight Riders)

The English cricket board (ECB) also withdrew Atkinson from IPL 2024 to manage the pacer’s workload, even though his last international assignment came in December last year on the tour to West Indies. The 26-year-old made his international cricket debut only last year and has featured in nine ODIs and three T20Is so far, and is yet to make his Test debut. He was bought for Rs. 1 crore by Knight Riders at the auction last year. Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera, who went unsold at the auction, joins the Kolkata franchise at a reserve price of Rs. 50 lakh.

Jason Roy (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Roy, an attacking top-order batter, pulled out of the IPL due to personal reasons. He played eight matches for Knight Riders last season, setting the tone early for the franchise with a strike rate of 151.60. Interestingly, Roy has represented four different teams in four seasons in the IPL, having previously represented Gujarat Lions, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has also pulled out from the tournament due to personal reasons on two previous occasions, in 2020 and 2022. Roy is replaced by another hard-hitting English top-order batter Phil Salt, who hit back-to-back centuries in a T20I series in the Caribbean last December. Salt represented Delhi Capitals last year before going unsold at the auction. He will join KKR for a reserve price of Rs. 1.5 crore.

Devon Conway (Chennai Super Kings)

The defending champion will sorely miss its Kiwi opener, who is unlikely to feature in the first leg of the tournament. He is likely to be sidelined for eight weeks following a thumb surgery. Conway was injured during New Zealand’s T20I series at home against Australia last month and didn’t feature in the Test series that followed. A vital cog in CSK’s title win last year, Conway was the franchise’s top run-getter, scoring 672 runs at a strike rate of almost 140. The MS Dhoni-led side is yet to name a replacement for the Kiwi.

Dilshan Madushanka (Mumbai Indians)

The Sri Lankan bowler suffered a hamstring tear and went off the field during his side’s One-Day International match against Bangladesh in Chattogram. Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the left-arm bowler has returned home for rehab and is ruled out of the third and final match. Madushanka has picked 14 wickets in 14 T20Is, and was picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 4.6 crore during the 2023 mini auction in December. Madushanka, who is set to miss the whole tournament, has been replaced by young South African pace sensation Kwena Maphaka.

Robin Minz (Gujarat Titans)

The wicketkeeper-batter from Jharkhand was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a bike accident in early March. The 21-year-old had turned heads at the auction in December when the 2022 champion dished out a whopping Rs. 3.60 crore for Minz, who hasn’t yet made his senior-level debut. Minz was also the first tribal player to be picked in the IPL. Titans named Karnataka wicket-keeper B.R. Sharath as a replacement for Minz. He joined the franchise for a base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

Matheesha Pathirana (Chennai Super Kings)

The Sri Lankan fast bowler is set to miss the first few matches of the 2024 season after suffering a hamstring injury during the T20I series against Bangladesh in March. Pathirana was a revelation for CSK in 2023, particularly in the death overs, and picked 19 wickets in 12 matches at just over eight runs an over last season. Pathirana was initially roped in as a replacement for the injured Adam Milne during the 2022 season, and featured in just two matches that year.

Adam Zampa (Rajasthan Royals)

The Australian leg-spinner opted out of IPL 2024 due to personal reasons after being retained by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 1.5 crore ahead of last year’s auction. He played six matches last season for Royals, claiming eight wickets. Zampa reportedly made his unavailable because of a busy season ahead for the Australian team. RR named all-rounder Tanush Kotian as Zampa’s replacement for the upcoming season. Kotian recently made solid all-round contributions as Mumbai won its 42nd Ranji Trophy title. He joins RR for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Kolkata Knight Riders)

The Afghanistan spin-bowling all-rounder was ruled out of IPL 2024 after reportedly sustaining a sprain in his right phalanx (hand) before the start of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. His recovery saw him missing out on the T20I series against Sri Lanka and Ireland. KKR announced 16-year-old Afghanistan’s Allah Ghazanfar as his replacement.

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