Cricket   |   February 22, 2023

Jasprit Bumrah yet to receive fitness clearance from BCCI ahead of IPL 2023

Jasprit Bumrah last played an international match for India on September 25 during a T20I contest against Australia in Hyderabad. Since then, he has been sidelined due to a back injury and missed the Asia Cup 2022 prior to that match in Australia, followed by the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, where his absence was clearly felt by the Indian unit. For more sources go to 1xBet.

As it stands, he has been named in the squad a couple of times in recent home tours but was ruled out of it in the final moments. Just a couple of days before the series against New Zealand, Bumrah felt some stiffness in the back and was asked to stay out, as mentioned by the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. He subsequently missed the first two Tests against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and is not expected to return for the remaining games. 

As it stands, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) is yet to provide the cricketer a clearance as far as his fitness is concerned to play professional cricket and remains locked in Bengaluru exploring ways to return to full comeback. There was a certain expectation that he might be picked in the ODI squad vs Australia, but that wasn’t to be the case. You can wager on Jasprit Bumrah in 1xBet Sports Betting once he returns to play.

There were many speculations suggesting that Bumrah will return to action during the IPL 2023, which begins on March 31. However, the fast bowler will only be allowed join the Mumbai Indians camp, where fans are excited to see him alongside English pacer Jofra Archer, if he gets a full clearance from NCA. 

As it stands, the BCCI is also looking to protect the play so that he doesn’t miss out on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 which will be held in India later this year. The board is looking to avoid the mistakes that were done last time with respect to Bumrah and will try to manage his workload as much as they can whenever he returns to the pitch. 

Despite featuring in all the league games for Mumbai Indians last time, the five-time IPL winners might have a lot of struggle with respect to his total availability. If you love cricket betting, you can do so by registering on 1xBet.