In what has been the latest development as per the reports in Times of India, it is learned that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has regained his full fitness and is bowling in full throttle in the nets. The fast bowler recently played a practice game at NCA and showed no signs of discomfort.
The reports have suggested that Jasprit Bumrah bowled 10 overs against young Mumbai batters in a game at NCA. He bowled spells of 5 over each and looked in good touch. This will be a massive boost for Team India with two major events on the Frey.
Jasprit Bumrah has been out of cricketing action since September 2022, having last played for India in the T20I series against Australia. The pacer missed quite a few important games for India and it’s fair to say that his absence was quite evident as they lost big games and a lacked quality pacer.
Jasprit Bumrah was about to make a comeback into the Indian team through the Sri Lanka series in January. He was named in the team but then was ruled out as he complained about stiffness in his back. He underwent surgery in New Zealand and then missed the IPL 2023 along with the ongoing WTC Final.
Since his surgery, Jasprit Bumrah has been putting in hard yards at NCA and has been showing positive signs. The pacer before the practice match was bowling 8-9 overs in the nets on daily basis.
Jasprit Bumrah is totally fit and he may go to Ireland – Jay Shah
Recently Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah also confirmed that the pacer is fully fit and might make a comeback through the Ireland series.
“There is no time frame for these players to declare themselves fit. But we will have consistency in selection after the Ireland tour. No player will be directly included in the World Cup squad without playing matches before that. Bumrah is totally fit and he may go to Ireland.”
If Jasprit Bumrah makes a comeback then three games against Ireland will serve as a great preparation for him to get in the groove and gain some match practice ahead of the important two tournaments.