Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane (IANS Photo)

Ajinkya Rahane is reportedly set to miss the Super League stage of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy due to injury.

Rahane was captaining Mumbai in the T20 tournament as they topped the Group C to progress to the next round. Shreyas Iyer will reportedly lead the team in his absence.

Mumbai’s chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar has revealed that Rahane was carrying niggles even during the league stage of the tournament but he continued despite that.

“He was carrying niggles even during the league phase, which he kind of pushed through when we were in a bit of trouble. But he would not be 100% (for Super League),” Agarkar was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo on Wednesday.

As per The Times of India, the 30-year-old has informed the selectors of his thigh injury saying he won’t be available for the remainder of the tourney.

Rahane had managed just 58 runs as Mumbai won five of their six group matches.

Rajasthan Royals, Rahane’s Indian Premier League franchise, must be following the development closely as he’s set to captain them during the upcoming season.

The Super League stage gets underway from March 8 in Indore where Mumbai resume their campaign taking on Karnataka at the Holkar Cricket Stadium.