Top 5 Cricketers Who Will Be Absent From T20I World Cup 2022

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The upcoming T20I World Cup will be bereft of some of the first superstars of this format like Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard. But there are a few more high-profile cricketers who will miss out on the action owing to various reasons.

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Let's take a look at five superstars whose presence will be sorely missed in the T20I World Cup 2022.

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Jonny Bairstow, England

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England suffered a massive setback when they learnt that they will miss the service of Jonny Bairstow for the World Cup. Bairstow broke his leg while playing golf, and has been ruled out for the next three months. Bairstow was in the form of his life when the injury happened.

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Jofra Archer, England

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Jofra Archer still remains out of the action. He missed the last year's World Cup too but was expected to be back for this year's tournament in Australia. The recovery hasn't been smooth as the cloud of uncertainty hangs over his future.

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Jasprit Bumrah, India

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Jasprit Bumrah made his comeback in the series against Australia, and bowled six overs in two games before the recurrent back injury resurfaced, forcing him out of action. Bumrah will need close to six months to recover.

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Shimron Hetmyer, West Indies

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Shimron Hetmyer is not missing the T20I World Cup due to an injury. Nor he is going through a lean patch. As strange as it may sound, he missed the rescheduled flight on 3 October, and Cricket West Indies decided to replace him with Shamarh Brooks.

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Shoaib Malik, Pakistan

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Safe to say, Shoaib Malik has already played his last game for Pakistan in any format. He was not considered for the World Cup, given his age and conservative batting style.