Nehra out of IPL with hamstring injury


The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been dealt a heavy blow with the news that veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra has been ruled out of the tournament with a torn hamstring.

Nehra, who is 37, has been one of the Sunrisers' key players this season, averaging 22 with the ball, and he now will likely be replaced with the less experienced and effective Barinder Sran.

A press release from the franchise said: "He sustained a significant hamstring tendon injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab on May 15.

"Ashish Nehra is now in consultation with a specialist orthopedic surgeon for the most appropriate course of treatment to ensure a successful return to competitive cricket.

"Unfortunately he will play no further part in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad."

Nehra already missed the first four games of the season with a groin injury.