West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who plays for Gujarat Lions, has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The news was confirmed by Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina during the toss before their clash against Kings XI Punjab.
“Yes, Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the tournament. He had been doing all the rehab but just couldn’t take the heat. Would need another few weeks to get ready. We need to have a chat with the management and see who could be the replacement,” Raina said during the toss.
Bravo got injured while he was playing for Big Bash League’s (BBL) team, Melbourne Renegades against Perth Scorchers on 29th December.
He was positioned to field on the off-side boundary, and injured himself when he ran across and lowered himself to field a ball. He clutched at his hamstring as soon as he went down, and had to be taken off on a MediCab.
Since then, Bravo has not been able to play. He missed the Pakistan Super League and West Indies’ fixtures in the lead up to the IPL. With West Indies not part of the Champions Trophy in June, their next fixtures are a home series against Afghanistan at that same time.