Before the start of the current IPL season, there was talk about an overdose of T20 cricket with the recently concluded WT20 and the Asia Cup in quick succession.
But the quality and entertainment of the sport have kept the 9th version of the grand-slam T20 domestic tournament in India that is the IPL.
However, the amount of cricket has now taken its toll on the cricketers giving yet another notion for the critics of the annual competition. As many as 14 big-name players have been injured since the start of this season of the IPL and with the business end coming up, the list might only get bigger.
It will be a big blow for the franchises in the competitions and also for the national sides if the injuries are long-term. Here is a team with IPL players who have missed this season due to injuries: