New Delhi: India pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah will join team India at the nets to train with the Men in Blue ahead of their second One-Day-International against West Indies at Visakhapatnam. Bumrah, who recently underwent rehabilitation for the stress fracture he suffered on his back, will bowl to the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the nets as the team management wants to check how well the speedster has recovered from his injury.
“Bumrah will be joining the team at the nets in Vizag and his back will be tested as he goes full throttle against the world’s best batsmen like Kohli and Rohit. You can’t really have a better test than having a go against the best in business. As you ae aware, the team management has been very particular about injury management and that is why this process has been put in place. It will be an interesting battle at the nets for sure,” IANS reported.
The team management wants star paceman Jasprit Bumrah to be 100 per cent when team India hosts Sri Lanka and Australia in January before heading to New Zealand for a full-fledged tour. Earlier, it was reported that Bumrah is likely to make a comeback into the Indian squad when they take on New Zealand for a two-match series in February 2020.
“You can’t take a chance with one of your best bowlers even though his body was on auto-heal mode. So, he was sent to the UK for consultation. We have an important tour of New Zealand coming up in the new year and he will be an integral part of the planning there. So, the team management was very clear that they are happy to wait and have him back at his best in time for the New Zealand tour,” the source had told IANS.
It is believed that Bumrah might return to the Indian squad for Australia series, which begins on January 14 in Mumbai, as the team management probably is not willing to rush him for the Sri Lanka series in the first week of January.