Illness update for star bowler Jasprit Bumrah: possible flight to New Zealand for surgery

Jasprit Bumrah, a star player for India who has missed some time with an injury, is set to travel to New Zealand for surgery. Bumrah suffered a back injury and will be out of the upcoming Indian Premier League and the World Test Championship final in London.

According to Cricbuzz, the pacer will fly to Auckland as soon as possible thanks to the medical staff of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the managers of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) having chosen a surgeon in New Zealand. According to the current situation, the recuperation time may range from 20 to 24 weeks.

Bumrah’s participation in the 2023 Asia Cup is also uncertain. The BCCI’s top goal for now, though, is to prepare the pacer for the ODI World Cup, which will take place in October and November of this year.

Unknown is the surgeon’s name and the location of his office. Yet, sources claim that the specialist has treated athletes like Matt Henry and Shane Bond.

As far as India’s prospects of winning the World Cup are concerned, Jasprit Bumrah will play a very important part in the tournament. Bumrah has been trying to return since suffering a back injury in August of last year, and it has been a very lengthy wait. The speedster for Mumbai Indians had faced Australia in two T20Is on Sep 23 and 25.