India Squad Asia Cup 2022: Massive BLOW for Team India ahead of Asia Cup, Jasprit Bumrah RULED OUT due to injury

India Squad Asia Cup 2022: Jasprit Bumrah Injured: What comes as a massive blow for Team India, ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah is all set to be ruled out due to a back injury. Harshal Patel was recently ruled out with a rib injury. India’s Asia Cup squad is set to be announced today.

“Jasprit Bumrah has a back injury and will not play in the Asia Cup. He is our main bowler and we would like him to be back in action before T20 World Cup. We can’t risk him in Asia Cup and the injury could aggravate,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Apart from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah was set to lead India’s pace attack at the Asia Cup T20 in UAE. But now, Rohit Sharma will have to come up with a plan B. Arshdeep Singh is a sure-shot starter while Deepak Chahar and Avesh Khan would both make it to the squad.

Bumrah last played in the ODI away series against England before being rested from the rubber against West Indies and the upcoming one against Zimbabwe.

However, it is understood that the back issue will keep him out for some time and he will need to do rehabilitation work at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He will likely to return for the white-ball home series against Australia and South Africa in September-October.

Bumrah had had similar issues a few years ago and was out for a considerable amount of time. Currently, the pacer is holidaying with his family in the United States.

Bumrah’s injury is a setback for the Indian team as he would need some matches to get into the groove after a long lay-off which will be more than two months.

While he is an automatic choice as and when he makes a comeback, the same can’t be said about someone like Avesh Khan, who, if given a chance in the Asia Cup, would like to prove his worth to remain in the mix.