Asia Cup: Jasprit Bumrah set to be ruled out with back injury, know details

By | August 9, 2022

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Image Source : PTI Jasprit Bumrah in action

Senior fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is set to be ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup T20 tournament. Bumrah will not be part of the Indian playing XI due to a back injury, which would require some time to heal.

The Indian squad for the continental championship will be selected on Monday, but it is still not clear if the official announcement will happen on the day.

“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 told PTI.

Bumrah last played in the ODI away series against England before he was rested from the rubber against West Indies. He is also rested for the upcoming one against Zimbabwe.

However, it is understood that the back issue will keep him out for some time. Bumrah will need to do rehabilitation work at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before being deemed fit for the white-ball home series against Australia and South Africa in September-October.

Bumrah had faced similar issues a few years ago and was out for a considerable amount of time.

Bumrah’s injury is a setback for the men in blue as he would need some matches to get into the groove after a long lay-off which will be more than two months.

While he is an automatic choice as and when he makes a comeback, the same can’t be said about someone like Avesh Khan, who, if given a chance in the Asia Cup, would like to prove his worth to remain in the mix. 

Asia Cup 2022 will take place from the 27th of August to the 11th of September.

(Inputs from PTI)

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