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IPL 2022: Pat Cummins ruled out of the tournament with a a hip injury
By SMCS - May 13, 2022 11:33 am
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Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the rest of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday after suffering a hip injury. The veteran speedster is likely to return to Sydney, as per the report of cricket.com.au.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins demolished MI’s bowling attack

In five matches for KKR this season, Pat Cummins claimed seven wickets, including a match-winning 3/22 against the Mumbai Indians as well. In the earlier games between the sides, he stole the limelight with a 14-ball fifty to guide KKR to a thrilling win over Mumbai as well.

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Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders are still alive in the playoffs race by a slight margin with 10 points from 12 matches so far as well. However, they will now face Sunrisers Hyderabad next on Saturday before their final league game against Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday as well.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is expected to return to action in two weeks after skipping Australia’s T20Is series in Sri Lanka in early June during their all-format series there as well.

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However, after their win against Mumbai Indians in their last game, Shreyas Iyer said: “Very pleased because after losing the last game by a big margin, feels good to come back and win by a big margin is nice. We had a nice start in the powerplay and Venky targeted bowlers well. I personally felt that it wasn’t easy to start for a new batter. When we went into bowl, the plan was to hit the right areas and not give room. It is really difficult (to tell players about axings). Coach and at times, CEO is also obviously involved in team selections. Each and every player takes it well, and they have put in their best efforts. The win was comprehensive, and when I spoke to the players, they were pumped up to win the game today. I’m not satisfied (totally) but want to maintain this.”

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