India’s star pacer, Jasprit Bumrah has reached New Zealand where he will be undergoing surgery for his back.
He has been out of action for India since September last year and as per the latest reports, his back injury had worsened.
Therefore, Bumrah will not be participating in the IPL for Mumbai Indians this year.
New Zealand’s renowned surgeon, Rowan Schouten will be doing Bumrah’s surgery.
Dr. Schouten has previously worked with many high-profile cricketers in the past.
With Bumrah already ruled out of the IPL, his chances of making it to the World Test Championship final also are dwindling.
If India qualifies for the same, Bumrah will still be in New Zealand after his surgery and will then return to India for his post-surgery rehab.
The recovery time for him is going to be around 4-5 months which can upheaval India’s plans for the big game.
BCCI wanted Bumrah for the BGT but that didn’t happen
On the other hand, the BCCI had plans for Bumrah to return to competitive cricket through the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
But, the plan backfired on them as the pacer’s back injury worsened.
Additionally, the BCCI was also hopeful of Bumrah making it in time for the WTC final. However, that is now also out of bounds for them.
Now, with the latest updated time frame, Bumrah should be able to make it on time for the 50-over World Cup scheduled to take place in October-November in India.
Previously, Bumrah was all set to make a comeback for India in the BGT but the team management decided to keep him away from this series.
Afterward, when he was all set to take part in IPL 2023, his visit to the NCA revealed that he required surgery on his back.
Therefore, he has been ruled out of the premier cricket league as well. The franchise will now expect Jofra Archer to take up bowling duties.
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