Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of this year IPL:
The senior bowler of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of the 2020 IPL due to injury in thigh muscle which could conclude his hopes of participating in the India tour to Australia later this year.
During the 2nd October match against Chennai Super Kings, while bowling the 19th over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the injury and forced to go out of the field after just one ball.
A senior BCCI official told PTI “Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ruled out of this year IPL for his thigh muscle injury. Most probably it is a grade 2 or 3 injury, which means that he can’t play for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks. It might out him out of India team’s tour to Australia.”
During IPL form:
In this year IPL, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had been in good form with an economy rate of less than 7 in four matches claiming three wickets.
His injury will be a great blow to Sunrisers Hyderabad as the team has to look for quality experienced death bowlers now.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar might stay back in the UAE as Nitin Patel, the Indian team’s physio is also in the UAE as part of the medical team of BCCI.
The rehabilitation of Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be completely taken care of by the BCCI as he is a centrally-contracted player.
However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been out of the Indian squad most of the time in the last one year because of the side strain and hamstring injuries and recently, he made a comeback in the IPL. Earlier this year, he had missed the New Zealand tour also.
With this thigh muscle injury, his capability to return to competitive cricket after injured every three months in the last one year could raise issues regarding the injury management procedure.