Jasprit Bumrah to remain unavailable for India selection until next year
Indian pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah will be unavailable this year as Indian team management have decided to give him enough rest after stress fracture on his lower back which revealed during a routine check-up in September.
Currently he is experiencing a recovery procedure including visits to the National Cricket Academy and is being checked by the BCCI’s medical team. More likely, he will be back for India in January.
“His rehabilitation is going along anticipated lines. Stress fractures are complicated to manage, however since it was spotted on schedule and Bumrah got satisfactory rest, there is not all that much. The Bangladesh Tests are as yet a month away and he will be fit by at that point. But there are significant assignments one year from now. The thought is to make it smooth for Bumrah. At the point when he is back, he ought to be at his closest to perfect,” a source said.
It is clear that the selectors and the team management haven’t wanted to get Bumrah into the team hurriedly ahead of the busy schedule in 2020. That’s why they had taken a decision to give him proper time and rest to gain his previous rhythm properly.
That means the 25-year old Bumrah will miss the test series against Bangladesh at home. He won’t be available for the limited overs series against West Indies and Sri Lanka which is scheduled to happen between December and January. Probably Bumrah will be brought back again into the main team for the three-match ODI series against Australia at home which will start from January 14.