Jasprit Bumrah is out of T20 World Cup with a stress fracture, dealing a massive blow to the team’s chances in the ICC event. This is second such injury mishap after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was also ruled out when he was undergoing backwater training at team’s Dubai hotel during the Asia Cup 2022.
A BCCI official told PTI that Bumrah has a stress fracture and could be out of action for months.
“Bumrah is not going to play the World T20 for sure. He has a serious back condition. It’s a stress fracture and he could be out for a period of six months,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Bumrah, who played two T20s against Australia, didn’t travel with the team to Thiruvananthapuram for the series opener against South Africa. Despite being given adequate rest from the management, Bumrah’s injury comes as a big negative as far as handling his workload is concerned.
The 29-year-old had been missing several games for India. For instance, he was given rest for the home series against South Africa in June and the Ireland tour. Furthermore, he was also not included for West Indies T20Is after which he was ruled out with a back injury, ruling him out of the Asia Cup 2022.