End of IPL campaign for Indian pacer of 156.7 kmph Mayank Yadav? Report a complaint…


End of IPL campaign for Indian pacer of 156.7 kmph Mayank Yadav?  Report a complaint...

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Pace sensation Mayank Yadav's participation in the rest of the round-robin stage of the IPL looks doubtful after he suffered a suspected 'tear' of his abdominal muscles in the match against Mumbai Indians, making him his second injury in the last four weeks. However, there is a glimmer of hope for the 21-year-old Delhi man as he is all set to be awarded a bowling contract by the BCCI alongside Umran Malik, Vidwath Kaverappa, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Yash Dayal and Akash Deep. The contract will place Mayank under the supervision of the NCA's sports science and medical team, which will take charge of the injury management and fitness program of its IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants.

“Mayank has a tear, but it's more likely a grade 1 tear. This will cut it well, but in case LSG qualifies for the play-offs, he might well play the knockout matches. But it's is like hoping against hope and at the moment it is uncertain for the remaining IPL matches,” a BCCI source informed PTI on condition of anonymity.

Mayank, who burst onto the scene with 155 clicks and back-to-back 'Player of the Match' awards at the start of the IPL, broke down in the third match and was ruled out for four weeks.

He made a return against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday after passing fitness tests, but was forced to return to the dugout after bowling 3.1 overs in which he gave away 31 runs.

If Mayank had been fit all this time, there would have been a possibility of him being a left fielder selection in the T20 World Cup, but at present, managing him carefully is the main task of the Indian cricket establishment.

“He will soon receive a contract from Pace Bowling and once he is in the BCCI Pathways structure, his growth will be systematically monitored.

“The national selection committee and the Indian team management would like to gradually give him blood and ensure that he can maintain peak physical fitness,” the BCCI source added.

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