His franchise confirmed the development on Friday, hours after a report from cricket.com.au said the Australian Test captain, who was drafted by KKR for Rs 7.25 crore, is returning to Sydney for rehabilitation before the national team tour. from Sri Lanka next month.
“Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the rest of the TATA Indian Premier League with a minor hip injury and has returned to Australia for two weeks of rest and rehabilitation,” the official statement read.
Pat Cummins will miss the remainder of #IPL2022 with a minor hip injury.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1652434842000
Cummins’ recovery is expected to take a fortnight.
Before leaving for Australia, Cummins said, “I had an amazing time in India and I want to thank KKR for taking care of me and my family. I wish all the team members good luck for the rest of the tournament. I will watch the games and cheer.”
After Tuesday’s match against the Mumbai Indians, Cummins, who scored 3-22 in his four overs, underwent an MRI of his right hip.
KKR, who will face SunRisers Hyderabad in Pune on Saturday, has not asked for a replacement for Cummins.
As well as leading the Australian Test team, Cummins is also a vital member of the ODI and T20 teams.
The Sri Lanka tour will be followed by Australia’s home T20 World Cup title defense, a five-Test home summer, a test tour to India and an Ashes campaign away.
The Australians will then return to India for the ODI World Cup in October 2023.
The management of the KKR team has yet to confirm the development, however.
Cummins has played just five games in the IPL this year and won seven wickets at a strike rate of 17.0.
With the bat, he scored 63 runs, including 56 blazing 14-runs not out against the Mumbai Indians – the fastest fifty in IPL history – last month.
KKR are on the brink of elimination, having registered just 10 points in 12 games.
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