IPL 2019: Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the remaining IPL matches as his shoulder has flared up. Steyn will fly back to South Africa to get treated and will miss all the matches. Steyn will be assessed by a shoulder specialist and measures will be put in place to get him ready for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales next month.
Proteas team manager, Dr. Mohammed Moosajee explained: “Dale felt discomfort after playing his second match at the tournament. Upon assessment and subsequent investigations, a flare-up of his right shoulder was confirmed. With the World Cup around the corner, it is our priority to get him back to full fitness before the squad departs on May 19th. He will consult with a shoulder specialist upon his return and a recovery plan will be put in place.”
The Proteas’ World Cup squad will assemble for their week-long camp on May 12th prior to departing for the tournament.
Steyn has shown that he still has the pace when he got a couple of wickets inside the powerplay against Chennai Super Kings. His absence will hurt RCB as they have finally gained some momentum in the league by winning four of their last five games.