ICC T20 World Cup 2022- 5 Key Players Who Will Miss The Tournament Due To Injury. With exactly a week left before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, all the participating teams are starting to board their flight to the host nation of Australia. This 8th edition of the T20 world cup, promises to be an exciting encounter, as all 12 teams will sweat it out to get a chance to lift the trophy.
There have been a few injury concerns, leading to the world cup. A few key players either could not recover on time or be injured before the start of the tournament. Let us look at the top 5 players who will miss ICC T20 World Cup 2022 due to injury.
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JASPRIT BUMRAH- INDIA
India got a huge setback when their premier fast bowler was ruled out of the tournament due to a stress fracture. He had just recovered from the same issue, which saw him remain out of the ground for 6 months. But, at the start of the T20 series against South Africa, Bumrah again sustained the injury, making him unavailable for the tournament.
This injury can prove to be catastrophic for team India, as they are already struggling with their bowling.
RAVINDRA JADEJA- INDIA
Ravindra Jadeja, regarded among the best all-rounders in t20 cricket was believed to have injured his knee during a pool session in the Asia Cup 2022. According to the reports, he participated in a water sport activity and damaged his knee.
Jadeja had to undergo surgery and he is currently in the recovery stage, which is expected to make him unavailable for cricket activity at least till Nov end.
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DWAINE PRETORIUS- SOUTH AFRICA
South African t20 sensation Dwaine Pretorius suffered an injury to his left thumb in the third T20 against India. This meant that he won’t be available to participate in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The injury to Dwaine Pretorious is a big blow to South Africa, as he was an integral member of the squad and was expected to play the role of a finisher in the batting order.
JONNY BAIRSTOW- ENGLAND
The happiness of Jonny Bairstow turned into a nightmare when on the day he was selected for the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, he injured his ankle while playing golf. He had to immediately undergo surgery and was eventually ruled out of the tournament.
The injury to Jonny Bairstow means that England would be without the services of an explosive opener, who can change the course of the innings in no time.
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JOFRA ARCHER- ENGLAND
Jofra Archer, the tall fast bowler from England, will miss the second t20 world cup in a row after he could not recover from his elbow and back injury. Archer has been out of action since the start of 2021. The ECB prevented him from participating in the IPL 2021 so that he can remain fit before the T20 World Cup 2021.
But, he again sustained a back injury and was not considered for the marquee event last year. Still, now, Jofra Archer is in the recovery phase and will take some time to fully match fit.