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Mayank Yadav will be unavailable for two IPL matches said Langer

By Akanksha - April 11, 2024 - Last updated on Apr 12, 2024 12:05 AM
Mayank Yadav will be unavailable for two IPL matches said Langer

Mayank Yadav made his IPL debut in LSG's game against Punjab Kings. In his maiden outing, the 21-year-old pacer stole the show with a 155.8 km/h delivery and ended up bowling a match-winning spell of 3/27 to be named the Player of the Match. However, Justin Langer, the head coach of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), recently announced that Yadav will be sidelined for the team's next two games this weekend. LSG play Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 12 and 14, respectively.

In the team's subsequent match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), Mayank kept his place in the starting lineup and improved his performance by recording 3/14 in his span to earn Player of the Match twice in a row.

During a press conference on Thursday, April 10, in advance of LSG's next match against DC, Langer stated that Mayank is “unlikely” to play in the next two games due to a slight injury he sustained during his previous appearance against Gujarat Titans (GT). Giving specifics on the same, he remarked:

That is the strategy (having Mayank fit for the April 19 match against CSK). We would like him to participate in every game. However, he'll be working toward it; he puts in a lot of effort every day to get ready for whatever game we have coming up. It's improbable that he will play these two games given the extremely tight turnaround, thus he won't play tomorrow. However, he is undoubtedly striving to play whenever he gets the chance.

The Lucknow-based team will return home to meet the reigning champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 19 following their match against KKR. This season, LSG and CSK will play two back-to-back matches; the former will travel to Chennai after their home meeting against the latter on April 23.

But Langer remained optimistic that the pacer will heal quickly and return to play. LSG will play two games in the next three days; they will play their next game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata after hosting DC at home. Examining Yadav's circumstances in further detail, Langer noted:

Before the most recent game, he experienced some stiffness in the upper part of his hip, but it was just a one-in-ten ache, so we believed there were clinical symptoms. Everything appeared to be going smoothly with the physicians and physiotherapists. After bowling the first over against the Titans, he began to have hip pain.

However, an MRI scan revealed very little enlargement in that area. Thus, we have high hopes that he will soon begin to heal and return to bowling.With six points from three wins and a defeat, Lucknow Super Giants are presently ranked third in the IPL 2024 points standings.

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