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Jasprit Bumrah to sit out of IPL 2023, WTC final

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Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is set to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as well as India’s possible appearance in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) at the Oval in June. The Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer is yet to recover from the back injury that ruled him out of the T20 World Cup in October-November last year.

Bumrah is rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical staff at the facility has recommended the bowler to undergo a surgery to recover from the recurring niggles in his lower back.

The board will take a final call on this matter in consultation with the NCA and Bumrah keeping the larger backdrop of the ODI World Cup in October-November this year in consideration. Bumrah has been tipped to make a comeback more than once since suffering his stress injury for the first time in August last year.

He missed the Asia Cup, made a brief return for the Australia T20Is but sat out of the following T20Is against South Africa and has been out of action ever since. He was named in the squad for the One Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka but was pulled out of that after he suffered discomfort carrying out higher workloads during a fitness drill in Mumbai in January.

Test results showed that a niggle had developed that ruled him out of contention for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and has now dampened his hopes of featuring in the IPL or the WTC final as well. In January, Rohit had expressed a hope for Bumrah to play in the final two Tests of the series against Australia but simultaneously cautioned against rushing him into the thick of things considering the seriousness of back injuries in general.

“The back injuries are always critical. We have got lot of cricket coming up after that as well, we will see, and we will monitor. We are in constant touch with doctors and physios at NCA and we are constantly hearing from them,” Rohit had said back then, as reported by ESPN Cricinfo.

Tarkesh Jha
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