Injured all-rounder Yuvraj Singh will be on the sidelines of the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) for a period of two weeks as he recovers from an ankle injury he picked up during the ICC World Twenty20.
Singh injured his ankle during the must-win Super 10 encounter against Australia and was subsequently ruled out of the rest of the World T20 with Manish Pandey drafted as his replacement in the squad.
In the IPL Player auction, Singh was picked by the Sunrisers Hyderabad side and their coach Tom Moody has confirmed that the 34-year-old will be missing the first two weeks of the tournament.
"Sadly, Yuvraj will be out for a couple of weeks but we don't know how long that is going to be," Moody was quoted as saying by iplt20.com.
Stating that Singh is an important member of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, Moody said that the side will miss the all-round ability of the stylish left-hander, who is also a handy spin bowler.
"A player like Yuvraj Singh is important to any team.
“He is not only a match-winner with the bat, but he is a very useful bowler in those middle overs.
“Going into the auction, we were aware that we needed to strengthen our middle order.
"Hence, we targeted players like Yuvraj and Deepak Hooda to give us that depth in our middle order and they complement what we already have in our squad."
Sunrisers Hyderabad will start their 2016 IPL campaign with an away game against Bangalore on the 12th April at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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