India batsman KL Rahul has been struck down with acute appendicitis, according to his Indian Premier League side Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings moved up to fifth in the Indian Premier League on Friday with an impressive victory over RCB.
Eoin Morgan produced a captain's innings to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a much-needed victory over Punjab Kings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won their first IPL match of the season by inflicting a third consecutive defeat on Punjab Kings.
Delhi Capitals continued the pattern of alternating between defeats and wins as they overcame Punjab Kings in Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings dispatched Punjab Kings with little difficulty thanks to the bowling of Deepak Chahar and two experienced batsmen.
Rajasthan Royals threatened to produce another stunning run chase against Punjab Kings, only to come up just short in the final over.
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South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris was in demand at the IPL auction, Rajasthan Royals spending big to secure his services.
Kings XI Punjab were denied a place in the Indian Premier League play-offs after Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings.