KKR's Pat Cummins Ruled Out of Rest of IPL 2022 Due to Injury
Pat Cummins is said to be nursing a minor hip injury.
Kolkata Knight Riders' right-arm pacer Pat Cummins has left the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a minor hip injury, the franchise confirmed on Friday.
The Australia's Test captain is now headed to his home in Sydney to recover from the injury and be fit in time for an all-format tour to Sri Lanka next month.
'Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the remainder of the TATA Indian Premier League with a mild hip injury and has returned to Australia for two weeks of rest and rehabilitation. Following the match against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, Cummins, who bagged 3-22 from his four overs, underwent an MRI on his right hip,' the franchise said in a press statement.
In IPL 2022, Cummins featured in five matches for Kolkata, where he set the tournament alight with a record 14-ball half-century to be unbeaten on 56 against Mumbai Indians in Pune after recording figures of 2/49. But poor showings with the ball meant Cummins didn't turn out for Kolkata till the return match against Mumbai came on Monday, picking 3/22 in a 52-run win.
Overall, Cummins picked seven wickets in five matches this season, at an economy rate of 10.68 while averaging 30.28.
“I had an amazing time in India, and I would like to thank KKR for taking care of my family and me. I wish all the team members the best of luck for the remainder of the tournament. I will be watching the games and be cheering on,” was quoted as saying by KKR.
Cummins had entered IPL 2022 on the back of leading Australia to a historic 1-0 Test series win in Pakistan. In the third and final Test at Lahore, Cummins picked figures of 5/56 and 3/23 in Lahore to play a crucial hand in Australia winning the match by 115 runs and emerge victorious in the series.
Kolkata's next match in IPL 2022 will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday.
(With inputs from IANS)
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