Lucknow, March 31 (IANS): Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) head coach Andy Flower reckons Mohsin Khan's injury is a big blow for his side ahead of the IPL 2023. The left-arm medium fast bowler, Mohsin is expected to miss the majority of the 2023 season due to a shoulder injury. His absence, according to Flower, is a "body blow" for his team. MS Dhoni Plays Ramp Shot in Practice Ahead of GT vs CSK IPL 2023 Match (See Pic).

"It is a blow not having him, there is no doubt about that. We are hoping that he might come good towards the end of the tournament," Flower said during a media interaction.

However, Flower admitted that he might not be able to play this season.

"But, quite frankly, I had pretty much written him off as a selection option, and if he becomes fit at some stage during the tournament, I see that very much as a bonus. But I am certainly not expecting that.

"So, whether we are weak at the death or in the middle overs, we shall soon see. I don't think that's accurate. Our job is not to worry about some of those opinions, our job is to play well on the field. Hum Bhi Hai 'Jos' Mein! It's Shah Rukh Khan vs Jos Buttler in Rajasthan Royals' New Instagram Post Ahead of IPL 2023 Season.

"He (Mohsin) was a brilliant performer last season and he showed how quickly can one move up in a matter of weeks. That's really exciting for any young cricketer to witness."

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