Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who is nursing an injury, will remain unavailable for the upcoming T20Is and Tests against Bangladesh next month. The management is keen to provide adequate rest to the pacer to keep him ready for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan feels it will not be difficult for the young pacer to return to the set-up.
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The 25-year-old cricketer was diagnosed with a minor stress fracture in his lower back in September. Currently, he is presently undergoing a rehabilitation process including visits to the National Cricket Academy. BCCI’s medical team is currently monitoring Bumrah’s injury.
Many expected Jasprit Burman to return to action for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh scheduled to start on November 18. However, the management is not too keen to rush him back even if he regains full fitness ahead of the series. Thus, in all likelihood, he will be back in India colours only by January.
The pacer recently in a post said that he will bounce back stronger. Reflecting on the same, Irfan Pathan said that it is very difficult to come back from surgeries. But he is confident that Jasprit Bumrah will come back better and will have no additional pressure.
“I’m sure (Jasprit) Bumrah will come back better because he doesn’t get affected by pressure. He’s mentally strong and his persona will only help his case. But it’s important to have a positive mindset and self-confidence,” Pathan said to Sportstar.
India will hope Jasprit Bumrah to be at his personal best as Virat Kohli & Co are eyeing the T20 World Cup in Australia next year. The Men in Blues have not won any ICC events in the last five years and will hope to take home the trophy this time.