India vs West Indies: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl in nets as part of rehabilitation program, expected to be fit for New Zealand tour

Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, both Mumbai Indians players, are currently undergoing their rehabilitation at the Bandra Kurla Complex ground

Press Trust of India, Dec 13, 2019 13:14:16 IST

New Delhi: Adhering to an established norm, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will bowl during net sessions with the Indian team before its second ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam as part of his rehabilitation programme after recovering from a back injury.

Bumrah has been out since the start of the home series against South Africa due to a stress fracture but has made a steady recovery. The team management is expecting him to be fit before the tour of New Zealand early next year. The game against the West Indies is scheduled for 18 December.

India vs West Indies: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl in nets as part of rehabilitation program, expected to be fit for New Zealand tour

File image of Jasprit Bumrah. AFP

"Bumrah will be having a net session with the Indian team. This is the norm now. The team management also checked Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness in Indore before the Test against Bangladesh although he wasn't a part of the squad. This is also something on similar lines, a common practice," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

Once the team management was convinced that Bhuvneshwar was 100 per cent fit, he was selected for the bilateral assignment against the Windies.

"There is a system that has been put in place. When a player has recovered substantially, he is to be checked by the team management as well as the national team physio (Nitin Patel) and trainer (Nick Webb). Bowling at India nets will give him that feel," said the source.In

Bumrah and Hardik Pandya (back surgery), both Mumbai Indians players, are currently undergoing their rehabilitation at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) ground (under the aegis of BCCI).

However, the 26-year-old Bumrah is unlikely to make a comeback during the next white-ball series against Sri Lanka and may just play a Ranji Trophy game before boarding the flight to New Zealand.

It is also possible that Bumrah goes to New Zealand with the India A team to play a few games to get into the groove.

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2019 13:14:16 IST






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