It seems as if Jasprit Bumrah will be sidelined for the last two tests in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which will begin on Thursday in Nagpur.
Due to an ongoing issue with his back, the fast bowler was not selected to be part of the 17-man team that competed in the first two Test matches.
Nitin Patel, the head of the sports science branch of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore and the ultimate authority on a player’s fitness clearance, has been monitoring Bumrah’s recovery at the facility. Bumrah has been receiving treatment at the NCA.
It has been determined not to put him at risk during World Cup years since it is possible that he will not be able to handle the amount of labour that is required during a test match. Bumrah will be afforded more time to recuperate as a result of the set of tests with a focus on spin bowling.
The decision on whether or not he will participate in the One-Day International series, which will come after the four Tests, will be made the following week. The inaugural One-Day International will take place on March 17 in Mumbai.
According to sources who spoke with The Telegraph, Bumrah has been participating in full-tilt bowling practises at the NCA over the last several days and has pulled up really well. The fact that there was no stiffness the next day is the aspect that gives him the greatest reason for optimism.
Since Bumrah has also been bowling with the white ball at the NCA, it is safe to say that there is no possibility that he would be used in the Test series that is being played against Australia.
Because of a stress response in his back, the pacemaker has been unable to participate in the race since September of the previous year. He got back into shape in November and a month later he began bowling at the National Bowling Association.
New back stiffness prevented him from playing in the one-day internationals against Sri Lanka that were scheduled for the previous month. Instead, he had to continue his rehabilitation. On the eve of the match in Guwahati, his participation was revoked.