It is learned that Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s surgery in England was not successful. Thus, it might put Bumrah’s availability in question for the upcoming Test series.
Bumrah had suffered a left thumb injury in the first T20I against Ireland. Subsequently, he had to miss the limited-overs leg against England. However, Bumrah has made the cut into the 18-man squad for the Test series against England.
Not a good news for Jasprit Bumrah as well as Team India.
In fact, the fast bowler took to his social media platform that he is trying to make a comeback.
“It is a displaced fracture on the left-hand thumb. From what I know, the operation wasn’t a great success,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source, aware about the development, said.
As Bumrah suffered an injury to his non-bowling hand, the source said that the team management can gamble with his place in the side. Thus, we might see Jasprit Bumrah in action for the second Test.
India might gamble with Bumrah.
“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 went on to add that Bumrah’s availability will depend on the Yo-Yo Test. Meanwhile, Bumrah had bowled with aplomb in his maiden series against South Africa. Therefore, he is going to be pivotal for the Indian team.
Bumrah will have to clear Yo-Yo Test.
“In my opinion, fitness tests should be mandatory but the word Tests means a number of tests. 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 concluded.
India had dearly missed the services of their talisman bowler in the white ball series. Therefore, the tourists will hope that Bumrah regains full fitness before the second Test match at Lord’s.