• Home
  • Cricket News
  • Jhye Richardson Ruled Out Of Bbl Due To Injury Setback For Delhi Capitals Before Ipl 2024

Jhye Richardson Ruled Out Of BBL Due To Injury; Setback For Delhi Capitals Before IPL 2024

image-lra8xkf7Perth Scorchers will miss the services of Richardson. (X.com)

Perth Scorchers' speedster Jhye Richardson is set to miss the remainder of the Big Bash League (BBL) season and is facing uncertainty ahead of the ODI series against West Indies, raising doubts about his anticipated return to international cricket.

This development is a significant setback for the Perth Scorchers' quest for another BBL title, as Richardson played a crucial role as one of their main bowlers.

Following the Scorchers' 23-run loss to the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Wednesday evening, the 27-year-old, who was recently named in Australia's 13-player squad for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies, experienced discomfort and has been diagnosed with a left side strain, according to the club's confirmation on Friday.

Subsequent scans revealed a more severe injury than initially expected, officially ruling Richardson out of the ongoing T20 tournament. 

His availability for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies, starting on February 2, remains uncertain and will be determined based on his recovery.

A statement from the Scorchers noted, 

"Scan results, received after Richardson’s media conference this morning, revealed the injury after Richardson pulled up sore following Perth’s loss to Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Wednesday night. Cricket Australia will provide an update regarding Richardson’s availability for the Dettol ODI Series between Australia and the West Indies in due course."

Jhye Richardson, who made his international debut in 2017, has faced numerous setbacks due to injuries throughout his career. 

Having undergone surgery on his right shoulder in 2020, he underwent another surgery in March last year to address a hamstring issue, causing him to miss the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), where he was set to play for the Mumbai Indians (MI).

Despite being injury-prone, Richardson garnered attention at the IPL 2024 auction, being bought by Delhi Capitals for a substantial Rs. 5 crore, well above his base price of Rs. 1.50 crore. His skill in swinging the ball upfront and executing effective yorkers at the death make him a versatile bowler.

However, recurring injuries have disrupted his consistent participation in Australia's plans. The latest setback adds further challenges to his quest for more game time in the national team colours, with his last appearance for Australia dating back to a one-day game in Sri Lanka in 2022.