Pat Cummins has always been one of the spearhead pacers for Kolkata Knight Riders since the last three seasons. The Australian pacer’s midas touch does always give an edge to KKR team and his death bowling experience comes in handy against opponent batsmen. His batting, especially in this edition of the IPL has been explosive as well. But now as per reports pouring in, Pat Cummins IPL 2022 is likely over, and he is returning to Sydney.
The answer to why pat cummins is not playing is right here. The Australian pacer has suffered from a hip injury which isn’t that critical but getting some rest for him was advised. His team KKR won’t progress any further than the group stage while his national team, Australia, has a busy year ahead with the Australian tour of Sri Lanka all set to begin from June. Thereafter, there is the world t20 in which the team would want him to be at his best shape which is why he has been sent back to Sydney to recover from this injury. For the world t20 and Australia tour of Sri Lanka updates you can check out our website! As per experts, Pat Cummins injury shouldn’t take more than a month to recover which is great news for the pacer.
Pat Cummins ipl news had been buzzing since highest betting odds were on his name every time he took the field for KKR this year. This is majorly because of his superb performance with the ball and bat as well. His very first match with KKR this year is worth remembering since he smashed the fastest fifty in just 14 balls to take the team home. With the ball he has been brilliant, he played 5 matches in this season and has taken 7 wickets with an average of 17.0! KKR would definitely have wanted more of him but its better he recovers and gets fit for the upcoming matches for his national team.
Pat Cummins in ipl team KKR was bought at a price of 7.25 crore and with the bat he scored 63 runs and took 7 wickets in his 5 match stint with the team. The Australian pacer has been quoted saying that he will miss playing for KKR in the last couple of matches as he is very close to the entire unit of the franchise. As per betting odds, KKR’s chances in this tournament are over which is why he is leaving to Sydney for recovery.
As per latest updates, KKR will only be going forward with one international pacer which is Tim Southee. On the other hand, KKR has already lost way too many matches with their dismal batting performance in this year’s league so Pat Cummins absence won’t now make much difference since they are only playing the group stage match.
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