First KP, now Faf: Both Rising Pune big hitters out of IPL due to injury

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 01:57 IST
Faf du Plessis became the second player from Rising Pune Supergiants, after Kevin Pietersen, to be ruled out of the IPL. (AFP)

Indian Premier League (IPL) debutants Rising Pune Supergiants suffered yet another setback on Thursday as opening batsman Faf du Plessis was ruled out of the T20 league after sustaining a broken finger.

The South African T20 captain took to Twitter to announce the development.

Du Plessis scored 206 in six matches at an average of 34.33, with a highest score of 69. He hit consecutive half-centuries against Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab, but both knocks ended in a losing cause.

Earlier, Pune lost the services of former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who was forced to end his IPL campaign with a calf injury.

Pune are currently sixth in the points table after winning two out of their six matches.

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