Jasprit Bumrah Ruled Out Of T20 World Cup Due To Stress Fracture: In what could be a huge blow to India’s hopes of performing well at the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah is set to be ruled out of T20 World Cup with a back stress fracture, news agency PTI reported citing BCCI sources.
In what could be a major setback to India’s hopes of doing well in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah is set to pull out of the tournament, news agency PTI reported, citing BCCI sources. While an official confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India is awaited, the signs have not been very good as Bumrah withdrew from the first match of India’s series against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
The BCCI had informed about Bumrah’s injury minutes before the toss at the Greenfield Stadium. BCCI tweeted, “Jasprit Bumrah complained of back pain during India’s practice session on Tuesday. He was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He has been ruled out of the first T20 match.”
Bumrah, who also missed the Asia Cup due to his back problem, and was training at the National Cricket Academy, played the last two T20Is against Australia.
A senior BCCI official said on the condition of anonymity, Bumrah will definitely not play the World T20. He has a serious back condition. It’s a stress fracture and he could be out for six months.
India have players like Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar in the standby list for the T20 World Cup and one of them may now be included in the main squad.
Chahar did well in the match against South Africa and could have surpassed Shami because of his superior batting skills.
India’s death bowling has been an issue and captain Rohit Sharma himself has pointed it out. Veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is under pressure due to his poor performance and in Bumrah’s absence young Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel will be under pressure to bowl.
Bumrah, who played the second and third T20Is against Australia, did not accompany the team to Thiruvananthapuram for the first match of the series against South Africa.
The 28-year-old pacer is the second senior star player to be dropped after Ravindra Jadeja, who is recovering from a knee surgery.
The Indian team is already looking unstable at the moment and Bumrah’s injury has added to the problems for Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid.
“Losing Bumrah and Jadeja would be huge for India. We didn’t expect things to be as they have. They were rested for the Asia Cup to manage their workload. Now that’s a question It remains whether he was fit enough or not to play the Australia series,” the senior official said.
Several senior players have been given adequate rest keeping in mind their workload.
More interestingly, Bumrah has played only five Tests, five ODIs and as many T20Is in 2022 apart from IPL games for Mumbai Indians.
“It’s not a lot of cricket, considering he was rested for the Asia Cup, the West Indies tour and some of the bilateral cricket he played in India. It’s a lot of rest.” As of now he is in the NCA and rehab will be a long and difficult one. Yes, World T20 is important but he is still young and India’s biggest bowling asset. You cannot take the risk with him,” the officer said.
Back stress fractures do not require surgery but take a long time to heal.
Bumrah doing sling action puts a lot of pressure on his back during loading. Former West Indies fast bowler great Michael Holding had assessed that Bumrah was always a candidate for back injuries.
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