New Delhi: Team India is scheduled to play a four-match Test series against Australia while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also announced squad for the first two matches. The list does not mention Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah for the first two matches.
However, everyone is still hoping that the Bumrah shall return to the field after holding back for at least a year. The well-wishers also includes the Indian Captain Rohit Sharma.
“I cannot say anything about Jasprit Bumrah right now, yes he will not be present in the first two Tests. But I am hoping, not hoping but praying that he will play in the next two Tests, but even then we do not want to take any risk with him,” Rohit said.
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Back injuries are always serious
“Back injuries are always serious, we will see and monitor. We are in constant touch with the doctors and physios at NCA and we are constantly listening to them as well,” Rohit said after India swept New Zealand.
“But hoping that Jasprit Bumrah gets fit and returns to the field soon. It is clear from Rohit’s statement that Jasprit Bumrah will not play the first two Tests against Australia, but he can return in the last two Tests,” Rohit added.
Bumrah starts training at NCA
Jasprit Bumrah has been out of the field since September last year and was rehabbing at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore. He was advised six weeks of rehab and after that he started training on 25 November while started bowling in NCA from 16 December.
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But the emergence of a new injury set him back further, putting him in doubt even to play in the Border-Gavaskar series. In such a situation, there is still doubt about his return.
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