Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the tournament due to a wrist injury. He will now be returning home and will miss the entire IPL 9 tournament.
This comes as the fourth blow for Rising Pune Supergiants after the ruling out of Kevin Pieterson , Faf Du Plessis and Mitchell Marsh. All four overseas players who starred in the first RPS game have now been ruled out of the current IPL season.
This unfortunate injury will bring immense pressure on MS Dhoni and will definitely reduce RPS’s chances of qualifying for the Playoff’s.
Australian opener Usman Khawaja was named as the replacement for Faf du Plessis while the replacements for the other injured players has not been announced yet.