Mumbai Indians (MI) star all-rounder Corey Anderson has been ruled out of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 due to an injury.
Anderson sat out of the RCB game because of a fractured finger.
Few days ago, Adam Milne too was ruled out of the IPL due to a heel injury, due to which he did not bowl for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Anderson has so far played four matches and scored 114 runs, including two half-centuries. He has been an important player for MI and was instrumental in many of their victories in the past. It was because of Anderson that MI reached the Playoff stages of IPL 2014; he played a blistering knock scoring 95 runs from just 44 balls.
His injury is a big blow to Mumbai Indians, as he was an asset for their side.
Anderson, like Milne, will be returning to New Zealand. According to reports, his injury will be assessed closely once he returns home. Both Milne and Anderson are now doubtful for New Zealand's upcoming tour to England, which is scheduled to start from 8 May.
New Zealand will be playing two Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 match in May-June.
Milne was purchased by RCB for $150,000 in this year's IPL auction. He had hoped that he would be fit by the latter half of IPL 2015, but the RCB management has decided to release him and replace him with Indian pacer Sreenath Arvind.
This edition of IPL has already seen a number of players getting ruled out due to injuries. Mohammed Shami, Adam Milne, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Aaron Finch and now Anderson, have been rendered unfit to play. There are other players who were injured and are either recovering or have recovered.
Mitchell Starc of RCB joined the squad on Wednesday. Zaheer Khan is likely to be fit and would be seen in action for Delhi Daredevils from Sunday.