Pat Cummins leaves IPL immediately with hip injury, Sri Lanka tour

Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins has prematurely ended his Indian Premier League season in a bid to recover from a hip injury.

The 29-year-old is said to have returned to Sydney to rest and begin his recovery.

Cummins is expected to be fit in time for the Australian ODI and next month’s tour test legs in Sri Lanka, according to reports.

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It had previously been announced that the fast bowler would miss Australia’s three T20I games to start the six-week tour.

Cummins confirmed his early exit from the IPL on Twitter on Friday night (AEST).

Cummins played five games for the Kolkata Knight Riders this season in which he dealt with hip disease.

In that time he scored the fastest 50 in tournament history and won seven wickets including 3-22 in his last game against Mumbai Indians.

With the Knight Riders sixth on the table and unlikely to progress beyond the group stage, Cummins opted to prioritize Australia’s busy upcoming schedule.

His recovery should only take a fortnight.

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