According to a report in News18, Bumrah is now set to return for India later in August for Ireland tour. The team tours Ireland for a three-match T-20 series. The series will begin from August 18 onwards where all three matches will be played at Malahide. This series will indicate Bumrah’s fitness before the Asia Cup following the ODI World Cup starting October 5.
“Jasprit Bumrah is looking very good for the Ireland series in August this year. It will be a big boost to the Indian cricket team. And, it will also allow Bumrah time in the middle after the long injury lay-off. If everything stays on time, a Bumrah at peak fitness is likely to take the field,” an official told News18.
Bumrah has been out of team India since September last year due to back injuries. The absence of the star bowler has hurt India not just in the WTC Final but also in Asia Cup and T20 World Cup last year. He even missed the entire IPL 2023 season for Mumbai Indians as well. But, India’s worry is likely going to end soon. As Bumrah is set to return well before the big tournament commences in October in India. KL Rahul also eyes return to action in the Asia Cup 2023. However, Shreyas Iyer who also underwent a back surgery is doubtful for the Asia Cup.
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Bumrah has remained under the watchful eyes of NCA head VVS Laxman and Nitin Patel. Nitin is the head of the Sports Science and Medicine department since heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation in March this year. The team also includes S Rajnikanth, who was part of the Delhi Capitals support staff. Recently, the physio has helped the Shreyas lyyer and Hardik Pandya recover from their respective injuries. Nitin Patel and Rajnikanth have been working very closely with Bumrah and keeping him on track during the rehab period at the NCA.
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