Cricket   |   March 9, 2023

Bumrah undergoes surgery in New Zealand; To return to competitive action after August

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has undergone surgery to his injured back in New Zealand and is expected to continue his stay in the country for rest and rehabilitation until the end of the month, as per reports from reputable sources. 

Bumrah’s fitness, which has kept him out of competitive cricket for around five months, is expected to begin bowling only in August, following which he will return to the Indian squad in October-November, in time for the ICC World Cup, which is set to take place in India. However, Bumrah will most certainly miss the IPL as well as the World Test Championship final if India qualifies, which is scheduled in June 2023. Get attractive betting odds for WTC Final only on Empire777.

Bumrah’s injury took place just before the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia late last year, and the bowler was ruled out at the eleventh hour, even as then BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had delivered reassuring remarks as to the speedster’s fitness. 

The Indians did miss Bumrah at the marquee event, as the lack of a death-bowling pair hurt India’s chances of winning the tournament, losing to England by 10 wickets in the semifinal after a brutal chase by the English openers. Bumrah has been on the sidelines ever since, and although his return has been declared to be imminent on more than a few occasions, it has not materialised, as the Indian pace spearhead’s injury was declared much worse than initially suspected. 

Bumrah has now undergone surgery in New Zealand, under the same doctor who treated the likes of Shane Bond in his playing career. The surgery comes after months of training and rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, with Bumrah also being declared fit to compete in the Border Gavasakar Trophy. He was subsequently ruled out, and opted to go under the knife. The results of the procedure are not yet known, but India will be hoping that the seamer is back to full fitness at the earliest. Follow more updates regarding Bumrah’s injury on Empire777 Sports.