Jasprit Bumrah will not play competitive cricket until October 2023 – Reports!

Rohit Sharma’s Men in Blue experienced a major setback a few days ago when star pacer Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out for an extended period of time due to a back injury that will require surgery. He will be unable to compete in the IPL 2023 or the World Test Championship final.

Jasprit Bumrah will be hoping to return in time for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023 scheduled to begin from October in India. However, it appears that the BCCI will not repeat the error of the past and will not force the 29-year-old straight into the team without full recovery passage.

The back injury has been concerning Bumrah since last September when he got ruled out of the Asia Cup T20. After surgeries he was forced straight into the playing XI which further deteriorated his condition and was ruled out of the ICC T20 World cup 2022 and costed India a lot during the crucial moments.

In a recent development, the BCCI alongside Mumbai Indians management have decided not to let Jasprit Bumrah play competitive cricket before the Cricket World cup starts. His inclusion in the team will be very important for team India as Bumrah is an experienced seamer who knows home conditions very well.

“We are not looking at next four-five months; our goal is the next four-five years. Everyone is on the same page with regard to Bumrah. No one wants to take any chance now with him. He will not be rushed for any matches before the World Cup. That is the one and only goal for Bumrah right now. He will undergo long rehab and we are confident he will be fit in time for the World Cup.”
Jasprit Bumrah last appeared in ODIs for India against England in July 2022. In 72 ODIs, the right-arm pacer has 121 wickets.