Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on Monday ruled out of the continued IPL with a thigh muscle injury which might additionally finish his hopes of being an element of the Indian staff’s tour of Australia later this yr.
Bhuvneshwar sustained the injury whereas bowling the 19th over of Chennai Super Kings’ innings throughout their October 2 conflict right here and hobbled out of the sphere after only one supply.
“Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out of IPL with a thigh muscle injury. It is probably a grade 2 or 3 injury, which could mean that he would be out for at least 6 to 8 weeks. It might effectively rule him out of India’s tour of Australia,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
Bhuvneshwar had been in respectable kind throughout this yr’s IPL with an economic system charge of lower than 7 in 4 video games with three wickets.
His injury can be a large blow to SRH skipper David Warner as he struggles for high quality dying bowlers in his facet which is brief on expertise.
In case of Bhuvneshwar, he may keep again within the UAE because the Indian staff’s physio Nitin Patel can be there as half of the BCCI’s medical staff.
Being a centrally-contracted participant, Bhuvneshwar’s rehabilitation can be solely sorted by the BCCI.
However, for the previous one yr Bhuvneshwar has been largely out, resulting from facet pressure and hamstring accidents and solely lately, made a comeback in the course of the IPL. He had missed the New Zealand tour earlier this yr.
With this present injury, his readiness to return to aggressive cricket after breaking down each three months over the past one yr might elevate eyebrows in regards to the injury administration course of.
India are to play 4 Test matches in the course of the tour of Australia at year-end.