It seems injuries are going to play spoilsport this Indian Premier League season. Some of the biggest names are slated to miss out on the cash-rich league. From Virat Kohli to Quinton de Kock and the latest being India’s upcoming talent Shreyas Iyer by the looks of it may miss out the first half of the IPL season. The reason why he will not feature in the first half of the IPL is due to chicken pox. Jean Paul Duminy who is also a premier batsman in the Daredevils unit is already missing out. In fact Angelo Matthews is also missing out the first half of the season.

This is a huge, huge setback for the franchisee that represents the capital of India. They will suffer with their batting, big time.

“It is obviously a big blow when you lose big players like JP Duminy and Quinton De Kock. If these things happen before the auction, then it is easier because you can plan better. But then this is how it goes and you cannot help it. We do have talented players like Sam Billings and hopefully they can go up and perform,” Dravid told PTI during an interaction at Delhi Daredevils’ academy ground.

“Quinton is a big loss because he played so many games for us and was one of our main batsmen. We had built him up for this season, but this is how life is and you cannot do much about it,” the chief coach Dravid added.