IPL 2023: LSG Stops RCB at 126 Runs
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IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants, who are third on the points table with 5 wins and 4 losses in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 have been struck with injuries. The KL Rahul-led side has faced two major blows as skipper Rahul along with Jaydev Unadkat have injured themselves within a span of 1 day and have created problems for the team to find balance and play someone else in their place. 

IPL 2023: Jaydev Unadkat gets ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury 

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In what has been the latest development, as per the reports in ESPNCricino, it is learned that Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Jaydev Unadkat has been ruled out of the IPL 2023 due to a shoulder injury and has been deemed unfit to play.

Jaydev Undatkat injured his shoulder ahead of the Lucknow Super Giants’ game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while training in the nets. He landed on his elbow in his follow-through and was injured. His left foot got stuck in the ropes in the nets, which was the reason behind his fall. 

Unadkat then was seen wearing a sling and had an ice pack on his shoulder. It’s a big relief for the pacer that he hasn’t dislocated his shoulder and is just sore as of now. He will continue staying with the team until BCCI asks him to move to NCA or elsewhere for further consideration. 

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It was come as a big blow not only for the Lucknow Super Giants but Indian team as well as Jaydev Unadkat is a part of the squad for the ICC World Test Championship Final against Australia. It remains to be seen if he gets fit for the Test match or not. There’s no official confirmation yet, but he might likely get fit. 

IPL 2023: KL Rahul likely to miss most of the games for LSG 

KL Rahul will have another dream season with the bat. IMG SRC: LSG.

Apart from Jaydev Unadkat, Lucknow Super Giants also has suffered a blow in the form of their skipper KL Rahul. The batter got himself injured while fielding in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was down on the ground and then came to bat at No.11 but couldn’t run. 

It is learned that he has suffered a hip flexor injury and has pain and swelling. BCCI has advised LSG to rest the player as he is part of the WTC final squad. Therefore it is likely that he will miss most of the games for the franchise. 

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