IPL 2020: 13th season of the Indian Premier League has been in the limelight for a bizarre reason. This season around a dozen of players has been injured. The rampant injuries are a big concern for the teams. There are numerous reasons for a long list of injured players in this campaign.
Delhi Captials are the team-worst hit by injury plague. They have already lost their two important players Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharam for the entire IPL 2020. Moreover, Rishabh Pant is also out for few days due to grade 1 tear in the hamstring. SunRisers Hyderabad have also lost Mitchell Marsh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Here are the reasons for injuries in IPL 2020.
Long Break from Cricket- First and the foremost reason is players inability to play cricket for almost four months. Due to Covid-19 pandemic worldwide lockdown was imposed. This gap of four months clearly impacted players fitness level and endurance. Playing matches after such a long gap and that too at the international stage is not an easy task. Players feel fatigue, and efforts in fatigue may a times lead to injury.
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Poor Fitness Level- Modern day cricket requires players to have top-level fitness. Especially, in the shortest format of the game which is all the more demanding and arduous, excellent fitness level is the utmost priority of all the teams. A break of four months has clearly impacted the players' fitness level.
Although Preparatory camp of IPL 2020 was started in August one month before it started but achieving match fitness and playing matches in a gap of two or three days is not an easy task after a marathon hiatus.
Hot Temperature in UAE- IPL is usually played in the months of March-April. But this time it is being played in September-November and that too in UAE. The maximum temperature in UAE is touching 40. Playing in humid conditions like this and that too after a long break results in cramps and muscle pulls. Playing pulling muscle and having cramps are common sight in IPL 2020.