McCullum to miss remainder of IPL with injury

McCullum to miss remainder of IPL with injury

Gujarat Lions opening batsman Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League after sustaining a hamstring injury.Gujarat Lions have been knocked out of IPL 2017 already, but they still have three more games to play in this season.

Mccullum endured a strain in his left hamstring while fielding against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday.“Unfortunately I’m going to be on the plane home tonight,” McCullum said in a video posted by Gujarat on Twitter.The loss of the 35-year-old leaves Gujarat with only four fit overseas players: Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Dwayne Smith and Chirag Suri from the UAE.Injuries had earlier ruled out allrounder Dwayne Bravo and fast bowler Andrew Tye, while Jason Roy has returned to England on international duty.

The New Zealander has been advised 3-4 weeks of intensive rehabilitation so as to not aggravate the damage in his hamstring,” said a Gujarat Lions statement on Friday.

With three back-to-back losses, the Suresh Raina-led outfit are already out of contention for the playoffs after losing to the Daredevils by seven wickets on Thursday night in New Delhi.

McCullum leaves Gujarat as the club’s second highest run-scorer this season having accumulated 319 runs at a healthy strike rate of 147.