How long Jasprit Bumrah is expected to be out of action after he undergoes surgery in Christchurch?

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has had his surgery on his back in Christchurch in New Zealand. Bumrah is expected to be out of action for at least 6 months, which may see his chances of playing in the World Cup in serious doubts.

The pace spearhead of the Indian team underwent a successful surgery at the Forte Orthopaedics Hospital in Christchurch. The surgery was carried on by Dr Rowan Schouten, who is a widely acclaimed orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Schouten specializes in operating on spinal cord and is well-known name among cricketers. He operated cricketers like James Pattinson, Jason Behrendorff, and Jofra Archer.

Following the successful operation, Bumrah is set for a long recovery span. He is expected to be out of action for 6 months. He can only start training from August if the rehab goes according to plan.

Bumrah will miss the upcoming IPL 2023 season followed by World Test Championship final (if India qualifies). He is also likely to miss Asia Cup in September. As of now the BCCI is keeping fingers crossed for his return ahead of the ICC World Cup later this year.