Stanlake ruled out of IPL 2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2018, the franchise confirmed on Tuesday.

The Australia fast bowler fractured his fifth finger on the right hand while fielding in the game against Chennai Super Kings.

The Indian and Australian orthopaedic specialists, who had a look at his injury, have advised the fast bowler to undergo a surgical reduction and fixation operation to restore the functioning on the finger.

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The franchise also confirmed that the 23-year-old has already flown back to his country for further treatment and will not be available for the rest of the tournament.

Stanlake, who made his first appearance in the IPL by playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore last season, has been in good touch this season playing for a new team – SRH.

With five wickets from four games, Stanlake has either partnered Bhuvneshwar Kumar well or stepped up to fill in when the Indian pacer was out with a sore back. The only match he missed in the tournament was when Chris Jordan was preferred over him.