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Pat Cummins opted out of IPL 2022 concerning a hip injury

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, the fast bowler for the Kolkata Knight Riders, has been ruled out of the rest of the IPL 2022 due to a minor hip ailment. Cummins was diagnosed after KKR’s last encounter, according to reports, with the nature of the ailment preventing him from playing any further games for the team this season.

A hip ailment has cut short Pat Cummins’ tenure in the IPL 2022 as he leaves the KKR bubble and won’t be available for the last 2 games. Cummins is anticipated to be fit in time for Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka next month.

Having returned home to Sydney to begin treatment for what is thought to be a minor ailment, he is expected to recover soon. Cummins only played five games for Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL 2022 season.

However, it was enough time for him to score the tournament’s joint-fastest fifty. The pacer scored a blistering half-century in just 14 balls and equaled the record of KL Rahul. He also took seven wickets including 3 for 22 in his last game against the Mumbai Indians.

However, KKR are currently going through a downfall and have just 10 points in 12 games. With Knight Riders looking unlikely to move past the group round, Cummins has decided to take a step back and get his body right.

What’s next lined up for Pat Cummins

Cummins arrived in the IPL fresh off a successful tour of Pakistan. In Lahore, his 5 for 56 and 3 for 23 wickets were crucial in Australia’s 1-0 victory. Prior to that, he led the side to a resounding Ashes triumph in his debut series as captain, taking 21 wickets across four Tests.

The Australian pacer will have a hectic year that includes defending their T20 World Cup title in October. While the 29-year-old has already been rested during the Sri Lanka tour’s T20I leg.

But, as Test captain and all-round new-ball bowler, he’ll be extensively involved in the team’s other commitments. That includes include a Five-Test home summer, a Test tour of India, and an Ashes campaign in England.

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