Jasprit Bumrah’s recuperation from injury may take longer than anticipated, and the great bowler is likely to miss both the WTC final in June and the Indian Premier League 2023 March 31.
The 29-year-old has been out of action for nearly five months, and his return is still being postponed. He was anticipated to play in either the ODIs against Australia or the final two Tests of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. However, his name was absent from the roster once more, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India had not provided an official update (BCCI).
According to a Cricbuzz source, the player is having some difficulty recovering.and does not feel at ease. In September 2022, when playing for India against Australia at home, Bumrah last made an appearance before getting injured. He missed the 2022 T20 World Cup despite the fact that it was anticipated to be a minor setback, and the National Cricket Academy has still not given him the all-clear (NCA).
According to the same report, the NCA does not intend to press the player into action. Before to the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, the BCCI and NCA are also planning on Bumrah’s return to international cricket.
Bumrah to miss the World Cup Final and IPL?
According to rumours from earlier this week, the player just completed match-simulation workloads at NCA in Bangalore. And that sparked a conversation aboutHe might appear before the IPL in 2023.
Bumrah’s absence from the IPL would be a significant loss for the Mumbai Indians, who placed last in the IPL in 2022. Jofra Archer, another top pacer, will be back for MI’s camp, giving them a boost after missing the entire previous season due to injury.
The Indian squad is vying to play in the World Test Championship 2021–23 (WTC) championship match, which will start on June 7 at The Oval. Recently, India has performed well in red-ball cricket without Bumrah, but his comeback would have only increased India’s chances of winning the WTC final.