The ICC T20 World Cup began in Australia on October 16. The 2022 edition of the tournament will see 16 teams playing against each other for the top honour. While teams will be bringing in their best players in hopes to win the tournament, several key players have picked up injuries and have been ruled out of the tournament.

From the likes of Jasprit Bumrah to Dwaine Pretorius — several top players have picked up injuries recently, which has forced them to rule out of T20 World Cup 2022. Let’s take a look at five players who will be absent from the 2022 edition of the tournament.

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Jasprit Bumrah

Star Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has picked up a stress injury in his back, which has forced him to rule out of the T20 World Cup. The 28-year-old has been India’s standout performer in bowling for quite some time and without him, serious concerns have already been created over India’s ability in death overs.

While Bumrah’s replacement has not been announced officially, many expect Mohammed Shami or Mohammed Siraj to take his place in Australia.

Jonny Bairstow

Similar to India, England was handed a shock when wicket-keeping batter Jonny Bairstow suffered an ankle ligament injury while playing golf recently. According to reports, the 33-year-old will be out until at least 2023, which will certainly put England at a major disadvantage in the T20 World Cup 2022.

“I tried to regain my balance, my left ankle turned right, dislocated and my weight went through my left lower leg,” the Telegraph quoted Bairstow as saying.

“I heard it snap straight away,” he added.

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Dwaine Pretorius

The South African star all-rounder suffered a fractured left thumb against India in the third T20I match on October 4. One of the most crucial players of the Proteas’ bowling line-up, the absence of Pretorius will be felt dearly by his team in the T20 World Cup.

Pretorius is set to undergo surgery following the injury and his return to playing is not known till now.

“The nature of the injury requires surgical intervention and Dwaine will consult the Cricket South Africa designated hand surgeon on arrival in South Africa,” Dr Shuaib Manjra, the chief medical officer for Cricket South Africa revealed.

Ravindra Jadeja

Another all-rounder who will not be part of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Jadeja picked up a knee injury during the Asia Cup earlier this year, which has forced him to rule out of the tournament. Axar Patel was named as his replacement at the Asia Cup, who will also be putting in hours instead of the 33-year-old in Australia.

Jadeja has been one of the most crucial members of Team India recently and his absence will certainly prove costly for the Men in Blue.

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Archer is regarded widely as one of England’s best pace attackers but he will not be part of the English squad at the T20 World Cup. The 27-year-old is currently recuperating from elbow and back issues, which have forced him to rule out of T20 World Cup.