Kolkata, April 14: The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League has kicked off six days ago but cricketers from Bengal are yet to make a complete appearance in the carnival.
Mohammad Shami, who had a remarkable World Cup Down Under before the IPL and ended up with 17 wickets, is yet to appear for his team, the Delhi Daredevils, in the tournament because of a knee injury.
Shami, who had missed a match in the World Cup because of the injury, will have to wait for some more time before taking the field. Manoj Tiwari, another cricketer from Bengal in DD, has also played just one match but did not get the chance to bat.
Wriddhiman Saha, the wicket-keeper from Bengal who scored a magnificent hundred for thr Kings XI Punjab in the final of the IPL last year, has played in two matches but got the chance to bat in one match in which he could manage just seven.
Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla is even uncertain for the entire tournament for he is down with jaundice. Shukla, who is a member of Sunrisers Hyderabad, had gone to Hyderabad to join the camp but couldn't continue because his health condition didn't improve. Doctors have advised him three weeks of rest but whether the 33-year-old all-rounder will be able to play after that is still not certain.