Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out until IPL 2021
Indian right-arm fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to be back in live-action by IPL 2021 only, a source from NCA revealed.
Indian right-arm fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is too good at swinging both white ball and red ball. Unfortunately, he has to battle against injuries in the last few years. At the moment, also the fast bowler is out of action due to an injury he sustained.
In the mid-way of IPL 2020, he had to leave the tournament after suffering from a thigh muscle. Currently, the fast bowler is going through rehabilitation activities at NCA, Bengaluru. He is likely to complete the training by the end of next month. Still, he will be taking the field by IPL 2021 only.
“He will be able to play only during the IPL as he is out of competitive cricket for six months,” an official from NCA quoted. On the continuous injury issues for the pacer, Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Heath Matthews feels that the fast bowler is putting a lot of toll on his body and that makes him clinical for the classical injuries.
“The problem with fast bowling is that it puts a huge toll on the body. He seems to be unlucky in the last couple of years and seems to be getting a lot of classic injuries — back strain, side strain, hamstring strain — that all focus in and around the lower back area, which is very often the problem area for bowlers,” Matthews said.
“Sometimes a bowler who is trying to get extra pace and extra swing, it takes a couple of seasons to get that right. At times, the body also takes time to adjust to take new stress, trying to do new things. Unfortunately, it can be overloaded in certain areas. At the elite level you are so close to the maximum that to make changes becomes very difficult for your body and takes a long time to adjust,” he added.