Team India ace speedster Jasprit Bumrah is set to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 which starts on March 31. He is set to undergo a back surgery to get him fit before the ICC ODI World Cup in India later this year. Jasprit Bumrah has been sidelined with injury since the Asia Cup 2022 last year.
Jasprit Bumrah will be out for months
The National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have identified a surgeon from New Zealand, who has also treated Bumrah’s new Mumbai Indians teammate Jofra Archer from England. The surgery will be conducted in Auckland as soon as possible, according to a report on Cricbuzz website.
It is noted that Bumrah’s recovery period will be between 20 and 24 weeks. “The immediate implication is that he could be out of action till September, missing the IPL and the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) in London, should India qualify, in the process. Bumrah has been out of action for the last five months,” the report stated.
Jasprit Bumrah will be on a break and he is even doubtful for the Asia Cup (in August-September). “The current priority of the BCCI management is to get him ready for the World Cup in October-November,” the report read.
According to the report, surgeon Rowan Schouten, who is based in Christchurch, will operate on Bumrah. Schouten, in the past, had worked with Grahame Inglis, a renowned surgeon in the field of orthopedics. Inglis had operated upon a few New Zealand players, including Shane Bond who is currently the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians.
Five-time champions MI will severely miss the services of Bumrah in this year’s edition of the cash-rich league. Bumrah has 145 wickets in 120 IPL games at an average of just 23.3.
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