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Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of 2022 Asia Cup with back injury

By Akshay - August 09, 2022 05:19 PM

Jasprit Bumrah ruled out Asia Cup 2022

Jasprit Bumrah will not be risked ahead of T20 World Cup," reveals a BCCI official.

Senior fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is set to be ruled out of the Asia Cup T20 tournament with a back injury, which would require some time to heal.

Bumrah last played for India in the three-match ODI series against England last month, where he took eight wickets in just two fifty-over matches. The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to announce the squad for the 2022 Asia Cup on Monday. But now a BCCI official has revealed that Bumrah is suffering a back injury and the management is not looking to risk the pacer ahead of T20 World Cup in Australia.

“Jasprit Bumrah has a back injury and will not play in the Asia Cup. He is our main bowler and we would like him to be back in action before T20 World Cup. We can’t risk him in Asia Cup and the injury could aggravate,” a senior BCCI official was quoted by the Hindustan Times.

Bumrah’s and Harshal’s exclusion from the Asia Cup will definitely hamper India’s chances to retain the trophy. The experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to lead the Indian pace unit alongside the likes of Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, and Prasidh Krishna. Bumrah’s unexpected injury also boosts the chances of Mohammed Shami’s return to the T20I setup, who last played a T20I in November 2021.

Bumrah has previously struggled with back injuries and has missed a considerable amount of matches. He is now likely to be headed to Bengaluru to start his rehabilitation work at National Cricket Academy (NCA). Bumrah has played only a Test and T20I each, and two ODIs since the conclusion of Indian Premier League 2022 in May.

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