The 48th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday, October 28. But just before the game, a piece of bad news is coming from RCB camp.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s key bowler Navdeep Saini got his thumb injured while playing against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, October 25. Off the last ball of the 18th over, Saini injured his right-hand thumb and walked off the field. The team’s physio Evan said that he is not sure when Saini will be good to go.
“Saini has split his webbing in the last ball there. He obviously got hit on the thumb on the right hand. He has just split the webbing over there, fortunately, we had a good hand surgeon, he stitched up nicely. So, we could just monitor over the night and check it after getting ready for the next game,” said Speechly.
“Virat (Kohli) suffered a similar injury four-five years ago in Kolkata, we managed to stop the bleeding and he smashed a 100 after we got a plastic surgeon who had stitched it,” he continued.
“Unfortunately, you cannot compare the two injuries. Some people can manage it and some can’t. It is also because Saini’s injury is on his bowling hand so it puts a lot of pressure on him so I cannot be sure when he will be good to go, I am hoping that he will be good to play in the next game and the rest of the tournament,” Speechly further said.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma is also suffering from a hamstring injury and missed his last two games for Mumbai Indians.
RCB is currently in the third position on the points table with 14 points from 11 matches. It will next take on defending champions Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, October 28 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.