Pat Cummins, the KKR pacer, has been ruled out of the IPL 2022 owing to a hip injury
Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the present Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 due to a hip ailment, which is a huge blow for the Kolkata Knight Riders. As a result, Australia’s Test skipper has left the team’s bio bubble and is on his way to Sydney. Meanwhile, Cummins’ injury isn’t too significant, and he’ll be back to full strength in a couple of weeks.
Because the talismanic fast bowler has been rested for the next T20I series against Sri Lanka, his fitness troubles are unlikely to derail the national team’s plans. He is likely to be available for the ODI and Test series against Sri Lanka. However, his departure may jeopardize KKR’s prospects of making the playoffs. Cummins made a spectacular return to the KKR line-up recently, snagging a match-winning three-wicket haul after warming the benches for a few games.
As a result, the Shreyas Iyer-led team would be severely lacking in its services. Meanwhile, cricket.com.au completed this significant report. It should also be noted that KKR has struggled in the competition, currently sitting in the seventh position with five wins in 12 games. They only had a remote chance of making the playoffs, and Cummins’ departure has weakened that even further.
KKR must now win their last two games by substantial margins while also relying on other match results. With Cummins out of the picture, KKR will rely on the likes of Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, and Tim Southee to handle the pace-bowling department.
Meanwhile, Australia’s full-fledged tour to Sri Lanka begins on June 7 with the first of three Twenty20 Internationals. It will be followed by five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a few Test matches. Cummins, who has performed admirably in his recent international outings, hopes to maintain his strong form and provide some more match-winning performances. Not to mention that, in addition to being a wicket-taking machine, the 29-year-old is a useful hitter deeper down the order.