IPL 2023: Rajat Patidar Injury – Royal Challengers Bangalore has been hit with a major injury crisis. Last season’s star performer Rajat Patidar has been ruled out of almost the first half of the season owing to a heel injury. As per the latest reports, the RCB batter is currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where he is undergoing his rehab program. Follow Indian Premier League 2023 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.
No fixed date has been given for Patidar’s return. The player continues his recovery at the NCA and has been advised to rest. After a span of three an MRI scan will be conducted on the injured heel. After the MRI scan, it will be judged when Patidar will be fit to join the RCB squad.
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It has also been understood that Patidar picked up the injury before joining the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp. The player will need NCA clearance before he can take part in the IPL 2023. As far as his injury is concerned, if Patidar recovers fast and on time, he can join the second half of the Indian Premier League.
Rajat Patidar is likely to miss the first half of IPL 2023. (Source – Espn Cricinfo)
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Patidar stole the show in IPL 2022 when he hit the fastest IPL hundred by an Indian in the crucial IPL Eliminator. Despite being not picked in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, the Bangalore outfits opted to take him when RCB wicketkeeper Luvnith Sisodia got injured. Patidar went on to slam 333 runs, which made him the third-highest run-getter in the squad.
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Now that Patidar is set to miss almost the first half of the tournament, RCB now faces a massive headache in selecting the top batting order. Former skipper and India great Virat Kohli who went on to open for the Royal Challengers last season can be forced to bat at his traditional no. 3 spot.
On the other hand, Faf du Plessis will look for an opening partner with either of Anuj Rawat or Finn Allen.
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