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Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is likely to miss the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia due to a stress fracture.
As per sources, he has not travelled with the team to Thiruvananthapuram where the first T20I took place between India and South Africa and has been ruled out of the series. No surgery will be required but Bumrah is expected to take time of 4-6 months to recover from the injury.
Bumrah, who had also missed the Asia Cup due to his back problem, and was training at the National Cricket Academy, played the last two T20Is against Australia.
"Bumrah is not going to play the World T20 for sure. He has a serious back condition," the BCCI official told PTI. "It's a stress fracture and he could be out for a period of six months."
If Bumrah doesn't make the cut, he will be the second major player that India will miss at the tournament, after allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out by a knee injury.
India are in Group 2 in the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup, along with Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, and two teams from the qualifying round.
India begin their campaign against Pakistan at the MCG on October 23.