Jasprit Bumrah unlikely to play in IPL 2023, WTC Final. The Indian pacer’s injury looks to be more serious than first thought.
Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback from injury may take longer than planned as he struggles with his recuperation. The ace bowler is set to miss the Indian Premier League 2023, which begins on March 31, as well as the World T20 final in June.
The 29-year-old has been out for about five months, and his comeback is still on hold. He slated to return for the final two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023, as well as the ODIs against Australia. Nevertheless, his name was once again absent from the team list. With no official update from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
According to a Cricbuzz source, the player is having difficulty recovering and is not feeling well. Bumrah last played for India in September 2022, when he suffered a back injury in a home series against Australia. That was anticipated to be a small inconvenience. He end up missing the T20 World Cup in 2022 and is now waiting for approval from the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
According to the same source, the NCA is not seeking to push the player into action. Bumrah’s comeback to international cricket is also plan by the BCCI and NCA ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
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Jasprit Bumrah to miss IPL 2023 and WTC Final?
Recently, its reported that the top Indian bowler had just completed match-simulation workouts at the NCA in Bengaluru. This sparked speculation about his possible return before the IPL 2023 season.
If Bumrah misses the IPL, the Mumbai Indians, who came bottom in IPL 2022, would suffer a significant loss. But, MI’s camp will be bolstered by the return of another renown pacer. Jofra Archer, who miss the whole 2022 season due to injury.
The Indian squad is in contention for the World Test Championship 2021-23 (WTC) final, which will take place at The Oval beginning June 7. India has done well in red-ball cricket in Bumrah’s absence recently, but his comeback would have only increased India’s chances of winning the WTC Final.
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