Injured McCullum out for remainder of IPL

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(Last Updated On: May 6, 2017)

Brendon McCullum will miss the last three matches of Gujarat Lions’ IPL 2017 season in the wake of agony a left hamstring strain in the match against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. Lions were thumped out of conflict for playoffs after their seven-wicket annihilation to Daredevils.

McCullum’s harm diminishes Lions’ pool of fit abroad players to four: Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner and UAE’s Chirag Suri. Wounds had before discounted allrounder Dwayne Bravo and quick bowler Andrew Tye, while Jason Roy has come back to England on universal obligation.

In a tweet, McCullum expressed that the “compacted competition and long travel” had incurred significant damage.

With 319 keeps running in 11 matches at a strike rate of 147, McCullum is as of now the second-most astounding run-getter for Lions this season, following up on the 354 runs he hit last season.

The side, be that as it may, has attempted to match its execution from 2016 when they had achieved the playoff organize. So far this season, they have three wins in 11 matches.

They are likewise anticipated that would be without quick bowler Nathu Singh for whatever is left of the competition, supposedly due to back fits.

Lions are booked to play one away match – against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali [May 7] – trailed by two home matches against Daredevils [May 10] and Sunrisers Hyderabad [May 13] in Kanpur.

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