Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah ruled out from the 15th edition of Asia Cup 2022 due to a back injury
In June of this year, Jasprit Bumrah last played for the Indian team on a tour to England. To alleviate the strain of back-to-back games, Tana was not selected for the visit to the West Indies and Zimbabwe. It is now clear that he will be injured and unable to participate in the Asia Cup.
A representative of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated, “Jasprit Bumrah has a back ailment. He won’t participate in the Asia Cup. He is our most important bowler; perhaps he will return prior to the World Cup. I don’t want him to participate in the Asia Cup if it will raise his injury risk.”
In a few days, the injured bowler will begin his recovery at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The pacer is attempting to rehabilitate before the home series against Australia and South Africa preceding the World Cup. Currently, he is spending time in the United States with his family.
Jasprit Bumrah’s back ailment is not new; he has been out on many occasions in the past. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Abesh Khan’s participation in the 2022 Asia Cup is virtually certain. Jasprit Bumrah has represented India in 30 Tests, 72 ODIs, and 58 T20Is to far. During this period, he has collected 318 wickets.
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