Big Boost For India! Jasprit Bumrah Back To Bowling At Full Throttle, Set To Return in THIS Series: Report

Big Boost For India! Jasprit Bumrah Back To Bowling At Full Throttle, Set To Return in THIS Series: Report

Jasprit Bumrah is set to back to action soon

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jasprit Burmah is set to return to action soon
  • Bumrah underwent back surgery in March
  • Bumrah has not played any competitive cricket since September
India are set to receive a huge boost in their hopes of lifting the 2023 World Cup as Jasprit Bumrah is set to return to action after nearly a year on the sidelines. The star Indian pacer underwent back surgery earlier this year after a natural recovery was not possible.

After coming back from New Zealand following his operation, Bumrah underwent rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and finally resumed bowling last month, giving hope to India that it will make the bus for the 2023 World Cup.

According to a report by the Indian Express, Bumrah is now bowling at full throttle again after gradually increasing his workload. The 29-year-old is now bowling about 8–10 overs per day, with his progress being monitored by NCA’s Head of Cricket and legendary Indian cricketer VVS Laxman.

The report adds that while the team management and selectors plan was to have Bumrah back in the national squad for the 2023 Asia Cup to give him ample time to be back in full fitness and form for the World Cup, he could now be fit to make the trip to Ireland for a three-match T20I series in Ireland with what is likely to be a second-string team.

It was also reported that Bumrah’s recovery has been handled with extra care and that the star pacer has not shown any discomfort in the nets and is training on a daily basis. He is expected to play a few practise games at the NCA, too.

The same report also adds that, alongside Bumrah, even pacer Prasidh Krishnna has resumed bowling after recovering from a stress fracture. Prasidh had become a vital part of India’s ODI plans last year before the injury hampered his progress. He has not played any competitive matches since August but is likely to be in contention to make the Asia Cup squad. Shreyas Iyer has also resumed batting in the NCA, having also undergone back surgery and facing a race against time for the marquee event.
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