Jasprit Bumrah, a key player who could have a significant impact on Team India’s performance in the upcoming 50-over World Cup, is on the verge of making a full recovery from his injury. He is likely to join the Indian white-ball team for the T20Is in Ireland next month. Currently undergoing training at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, Bumrah has been gradually increasing his workload. Similarly, Shreyas Iyer, who had also been recovering from an injury, has resumed batting.
In March, Bumrah underwent a back surgery and began bowling again last month after a successful rehabilitation program at the NCA. Under the guidance of BCCI’s head of cricket, VVS Laxman, his rehab has been progressing well. During net sessions, Bumrah has been bowling at full throttle, delivering around 8-10 overs.
Initially, the selectors and team management had planned to include Bumrah in the Asia Cup scheduled for September. However, his recent progress suggests that he might join the Indian team traveling to Ireland next month, possibly as part of a second-string squad. A decision on this matter is expected to be made in the coming days. Given that Bumrah has not played any competitive cricket since September last year and considering the nature of his injury, the team is taking extra precautions in managing his recovery. Nevertheless, there have been no reports of discomfort during his daily training sessions at the nets. There are even indications that Bumrah might participate in a few practice matches at the NCA, where training camps are currently underway.