Pat Cummins Ruled Out of IPL 2022 Owing to a Minor Hip Injury

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

KKR bowler Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2022 with a minor hip injury. But the Test captain appears on track to be able to handle an intense period of cricket over the coming months.

Pat Cummins Ruled Out of IPL 2022

Cummins played five games for Kolkata Knight Riders this IPL season, which was enough time for him to score the joint-fastest fifty in the tournament’s history.

He registered the joint fastest IPL half-century when he struck 56 off just 15 deliveries against the Mumbai Indians. He also picked up seven wickets including 3 for 22 in his last game against Mumbai Indians.

The right-armer has admitted he has been short of his best during this year’s IPL and was dropped after going at 12 runs per over during his first four games, with Kolkata preferring Tim Southee.

“I didn’t really think I bowled as well as I could in the first four games,” said Cummins, who turned in his best performance against Mumbai Indians on Monday in snaring 3-22 as KKR played both him and Southee after Umesh Yadav was ruled out with an injury.

“Just a little bit off my mark, so good to get a chance tonight. I felt a little bit better out there. Having someone like Tim Southee as well, an experienced bowler is always helpful to bowl alongside.”

Brendon McCullum-coached Knight Riders now need to win their final two matches of the tournament and hope for other results to go their way to stand a chance of making into the IPL 2022 playoff.