Kolkata Knight Riders bowling all-rounder Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the IPL 2022 after suffering a minor hip injury.
According to a cricket.com.au report, Cummins has left the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp and is heading back to Sydney to recover from the injury.
Pat Cummins ruled out of IPL 2022 owing to a minor hip injury
Cummins had been managing the niggle through the IPL and now he will complete his rehabilitation at home before flying to Sri Lanka next month for the ODI and Test series. Cummins’ recovery is only expected to take a fortnight.
The Australia Test skipper has already been rested for the three-match T20I series, which will kick off the month-long tour in the island nation.
Pat Cummins scored the joint-highest IPL fifty in IPL 2022
Cummins made headlines in the IPL 2022 as he blitzed 56 runs off 15 balls at a staggering strike rate of 373.33 against Mumbai Indians, his first match of the season.
The Australian pacer scored the joint-highest fastest fifty in IPL after he brought up his third IPl fifty in just 14 balls to join Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul in the incredible milestone.
However, Cummins didn’t make any vital contributions with the bat after the whirlwind knock against MI.
In his first four matches, Cummins yielded 190 runs at an average of 47.5 and an economy rate of 12.0 and returned with four scalps.
The Australian pacer was benched after the Rajasthan Royals game and returned with a fiery match-winning spell of 3/22 against Mumbai Indians.
Cummins scored 63 runs in five innings and picked seven scalps at an economy rate of 10.69 in five matches in IPL 2022.
The 29-year-old missed KKR’s first three matches as Australian players weren’t allowed to play until April 6 because of their international fixtures against Pakistan.
KKR is currently slotted in the seventh position with 10 points from 12 matches. The two-time IPL champions hold very slim hopes of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday (May 14) in Pune.