The premier Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah is set to undergo surgery as he has arrived in New Zealand according to the latest report by Sports Tak. The star Indian cricketer, who has been missing cricketing action due to a back issue, was ruled out of the upcoming edition of the IPL due to his much-maligned back injury.
The Indian cricketer was rumored to be flying to New Zealand in a report earlier this week, in order to get under the knife on his back injury. According to the latest report, renowned Kiwi surgeon Rowan Schouten, who has had a history of helping out high-profile cricketers, will be operating on Jasprit Bumrah.
ALSO READ: Tamim Iqbal Takes A Terrible DRS In The 2nd ODI Against England
While the Mumbai Indians’ star will be missing the upcoming edition of the IPL, his participation in the WTC Final, provided India qualifies, is also in some serious doubt. The Indian fast bowler is expected to be in New Zealand for a while after his surgery and will return to India to continue his post-surgery rehab, ruling him out of the action for 4-5 months.
The BCCI officials were hopeful that Jasprit Bumrah will be able to take part in the WTC Final at The Oval from June 7, but the latest news suggests that India will have to wait for Bumrah’s return for some time. Given the expected time frame of his return, Bumrah could be making his return to the team ahead of the 50-over World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India later this year.
ALSO READ: Steve Smith Has No Intention Of Continuing As Australia’s Full-time Skipper
For the uninitiated, Jasprit Bumrah was expected to make a comeback in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Series between India and Australia. However, the team management refrained from taking any chances on his fitness, leaving him out of the Test series. He was also scheduled to be featuring in the upcoming IPL 2023, but a visit to the NCA revealed that the pacer was in need of back surgery and was ruled out of the premiere franchise league.