As per recent reports which have emerged from the Indian quarters, the recent surgery of speedster Jasprit Gumrah was not much of a success.
The world number one bowler in the 50-over format, Bumrah sustained a thumb injury during the Twenty20 International fixture against Ireland on 27th June. He had to miss the limited-overs series against England.
Instead, he had to undergo the surgery and try to make himself fit for the Test series. In all likelihood, Bumrah will be available from the second Test scheduled at Lord’s.
“It is a displaced fracture on the left-hand thumb. From what I know, the operation wasn’t a great success,” a source close to BCCI who knew about the development was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.
But, the promising young star Bumrah has been included in the squad for the first three Tests. However, it is still not certain that he will be fit by the time the five-match Test series starts off in Birmingham on August 1st.
Bumrah established himself as one of the finest bowlers for India during the Test series in South Africa. He made an immediate impact after making his Test debut in the first Test.
Bumrah has just played three Tests in his career so far. However, he looks like an experienced campaigner and will be a vital cog for India if they harbour hope of winning the Test series in English conditions.
Jasprit Bumrah is out for 3-4 weeks:
“I guess technically he is out for 3-4 weeks. But being a bowler and injury in his non-bowling hand, the team management might gamble. If there is an emergency or they can make him play with the bandages,” the source added.
The source further stated they were very critical of the player’s fitness which is only relied upon the Yo-Yo tests.
“In my opinion, fitness tests should be mandatory but the word Tests means a number of tests,” he said.
“There should be a series of tests conducted with test different parameters. Since all the players are flown specially to Bangalore for the test. I’m sure there is enough time to conduct multiple tests and assess the player completely and not only on endurance,” the source further added.