Royal Challengers Bangalore paceman Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the IPL with a shoulder injury. The 35-year-old South African, who had only recently joined RCB as a late replacement for Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile, had impressed in his two outings against KKR and CSK, picking four wickets.
Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee explained: “Dale felt discomfort after playing his second match at the tournament. Upon assessment and subsequent investigations, a flare-up of his right shoulder was confirmed. With the World Cup around the corner, it is our priority to get him back to full fitness. He will consult with a shoulder specialist and a recovery plan will be put in place.”