Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians batter, has been ruled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as he has suffered a left forearm muscle injury, an IPL press release confirmed on Monday.

Yadav picked up the injury during the Mumbai Indians’ match against Gujarat Titans on May 6.

The right-handed batter played 8 matches in IPL 2022 and scored 303 runs at an average of 43.29. He scored three half centuries.

His injury has now effectively ruled him out of Mumbai Indians’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.

This is the second time Suryakumar has suffered an injury in recent months. Before the start of the IPL, he spent three weeks recovering at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after suffering a hairline fracture on his thumb on February 22 in the final match of the T20I series against West Indies.

He was forced to miss the first week of the tournament as a result, and got into Mumbai’s XI only for their third game of the season, against Knight Riders on April 6.

Suryakumar is now in the race for India’s five T20Is against South Africa starting June 9.

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KKR are now currently playing bottom-placed Mumbai Indians, who are already out of the place.

This season KKR tried too many combinations and won just four matches and lost seven.

Their constant chopping and changing strategy this season backfired on them pretty badly. KKR are now coming off a 75-run drubbing at the hands of table toppers Lucknow Super Giants.

While MI are playing KKR on the back of a five-run win over second-placed Gujarat Titans.

MI under Rohit Sharma have already been eliminated from the race to the playoffs as they have just four points from 10 matches and even if they win all their remaining games, the five-time champions can reach only 12 points, far from what is needed to advance to the next stage.