Injuries to Ishan Kishan and Cameron Green hamper Mumbai Indians’ pursuit; lack of keeper calls into question WTC appearance

Winning the toss, five-time champions Mumbai set a tough task for Gujarat Titans in the second qualifying match of IPL 2023 on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Ishan and Jordan were passing each other between overs when they collided, with the Barbados-born English cricketer failing to notice the Indian keeper as he wiped his face with a towel. Jordan’s left elbow hit Ishan in the left eye area. The keeper immediately went to the locker room. When MI’s serve began, hitting sub Nehal Wadhera took his place in line for the serve. Later, Vishnu Vinod was assigned to Ishan’s spot as a concussion replacement.

Green, meanwhile, appeared after Wadhera scored one run. He had only played two balls when a third ball from Hardik Pandya hit him in the arm, just below the elbow. The 146 km/h ball left a bruise. The Australian soon left the field to get medical attention, and Kevin Pietersen said in the commentary booth: It might be a little worse than a bruise.

Fortunately for Mumbai, the Aussie managed to get out and got on the field after Mumbai’s third wicket fell. The Aussie’s return to center was a relief not only for Mumbai Indians, but also for Australia, who will be hoping for him in the Ashes and the World Test finals. In the end, Green was removed, scoring 30 runs.

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