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Indian Premier League is considered one of the biggest leagues in the cricket world. When IPL started in 2008 with eight teams it was believed that this will be a normal league as Twenty20 Big Bash, which took place from 2005-6 to 2011-12. But no one would have thought how much popularity and class this league will earn. Nowadays IPL is the toughest cricket league in the world. Started with eight teams now the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League in 2022 has 10 teams. Two new teams have been added in IPL 2022 Lucknow Super Giants and Gujrat Titans named after cities Lucknow and Ahemdabad respectively.
Mumbai Indians will make their IPL 2022 debut on March 27 against Delhi Capitals. In this match, Mumbai will go without its star batsman Suryakumar Yadav. Currently, he is recovering from a hairline fracture in his thumb. Yadav is one of the four Mumbai players retained by the team. Apart from him, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kieron Pollard were retained by the team.
He suffered an injury during the series against West Indies. Due to this he could not even play the T20 series against Sri Lanka. Surya is currently doing his rehabilitation at NCA. He is recovering fast but it is a bit difficult for him to play in the opening match of Mumbai. Therefore, no risk of any kind can be taken like the board medical team.
The pertinent details have been told to PTI quoting a senior BCCI source. Since Surya is the second most important batsman for Mumbai after Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians management will not want to take any risk with him.