Battling a recurring back injury, India’s premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah underwent back surgery in Christchurch, New Zealand, but will be out of action for the next six months.
Sources told that Bumrah will be away from the game for six months, which means he will not be able to play Asia Cup. If all goes well, he will return only in the ODI World Cup to be held in India in October-November. Bumrah has been out since playing two T20 matches on the tour of Australia in September last year.
He attempted a return to action during the limited-overs home series against Sri Lanka in January, but his back problem resurfaced. As a result, they have been ruled out of the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the final of the ICC World Test Championship starting June 7, for which India will qualify if they win the final Test against Australia, which starts on March 9. Starting from
The BCCI medical staff at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru was treating Bumrah’s case urgently and suggested surgery for the fast bowler. The decision to undergo surgery was taken by the BCCI along with Bumrah and the NCA.
Bumrah’s injury initially did not appear serious and he was included in India’s T20 World Cup squad in September. However, he did not play in the first T20I against South Africa and scans revealed a stress-related back injury. He was dropped from the T20 World Cup.