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Jasprit Bumrah Likely To Miss IPL 2023 And WTC As He Is Yet To Recover
By CricShots - Feb 27, 2023 10:18 am
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Team India will be facing a huge setback if they manage to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) in the coming June as they will be missing the premier pacer, Jasprit Bumrah. The injured star who was likely to be back for the Indian Premier League (IPL) season for the Mumbai Indians will also miss the premier competition according to close sources from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

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Jasprit Bumrah practicing hard at the NCA

According to the latest reports of Cricbuzz on Sunday, Jasprit Bumrah is yet to attain complete recovery from the injury which has kept him out of the team since September 2022. However, the extent of the injury is serious and will be expected to give some headache to India with them likely to make the WTC final, which kicks starts on June 7 at the Oval.

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The right-arm pacer last played for India in the T20I series against Australia back in September and was later declared unfit for the T20 World Cup. His miss was a major concern for the Indian team as they missed out on a premier bowling option.

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Jasprit Bumrah 

As understood, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding Bumrah and is unlikely to rush him to action. While there is no potential date set for his return, the West Indies tour could come early for him while the Asia Cup could see him back in action. The team management wants the fast bowler to be fit for the ODI World Cup later this year and is optimistic about his availability.

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The 29-year-old’s injury will come as a huge concern for the Mumbai Indians (MI) as they heavily bank on the pacer. Bumrah has been a crucial cog of the squad during their successful years having won the IPL on multiple occasions. His miss will come as a huge blow and has left the franchise with big shoes to fill.