The fast bowler was ruled out from the Test series due to a back injury
India Cricket Team fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah will go to the United Kingdom to have his back injury treated. Bumrah will take a two-month break starting from the Test series against the South African Cricket Team and the home series against Bangladesh. Following his unavailability, he is replaced by Umesh Yadav in the Test squad.
A senior functionary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that they will send Bumrah to London for the treatment of his stress fracture. The fast bowler is expected to leave to the United Kingdom on the 6th or 7th of October. They arranged appointments with specialists to get an opinion about Bumrah’s injury.
Last week, former India physiotherapist Andrew Leipus said that the type of injury that Bumrah sustained, takes a month to heal. ‘If it is just a stress reaction, he could be fine in about four to six weeks with an active rehabilitation programme. But if it is further along the bone stress injury spectrum than this, then it could need three to six months. If the stress fracture is bilateral (a crack on both sides of the same vertebrae), then it might be more than year or longer’, he said.
Bumrah’s absence in the Test series is a loss for the India Cricket Team. In the Test series against the West Indies, he scored an impressive amount of runs and claimed a hat-trick.
India is slated to play in the Test series against South Africa which will begin on October 2. The home team (-500) has the best odds to win against the Proteas (+390) in the upcoming match. Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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