Kyle Jamieson set to undergo back surgery, likely to miss IPL 2023

Kyle Jamieson was released by RCB ahead of the mini-auction.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Image Credits: Instagram)

New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson is all set to undergo stress fracture surgery on his back which will put him out of action for three to four months. He suffered a back injury during the England tour last year and hasn’t been able to participate in competitive cricket since then.

“Kyle has seen a back surgeon and is getting surgery later in the week. It’s been a challenging and difficult time for Kyle and a big loss for us. He has been fantastic when he has been around all of our sides when he has been part of them,” New Zealand head coach Gary Stead confirmed as per CricBuzz.

“A number of world-class players have had surgery in the back and it’s different periods of time they recover. We just want Kyle (to get) the best chance of recovery because we know what a star he’s been for us. Surgery provides a quicker return to play and that’s the encouraging thing for him,” added Stead.

Kyle Jamieson was expected to make a return to international cricket in the ongoing two-match Test series against England after he was selected in the squad. He even participated in the warm-up match against England in Hamilton. However, scans later revealed the recurring injury and sidelined him.

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Blow to CSK ahead of IPL 2023

It’s a big blow to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the IPL 2023 as they bought the pacer for INR 1 crore at the mini-auction. With doubts over Indian pacer Deepak Chahar’s fitness, the Yellow Army will search for a replacement in the market. The franchise might announce a replacement ahead of the kickoff of the season.

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The 16th edition of the cash-rich league will commence on March 31st with current champions Gujarat Titans taking on Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. A total of 70 league matches will be played across 12 venues, which is higher than ever before.

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