Bad news, Jasprit Bumrah likely to MISS entire Australia series, BCCI official says ‘He is not at 100%’, Follow LIVE


IND vs AUS Test Series: Jasprit Bumrah Injury – India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah is likely to miss the entire Test series against…

IND vs AUS Test Series: Jasprit Bumrah Injury – India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah is likely to miss the entire Test series against Australia. A day after India captain Rohit Sharma said he is hoping Bumrah could make it for the last 2 Tests, a BCCI official confirmed to InsideSport that it is highly unlikely that Bumrah will be fit in time for the series. Instead, he is likely to make a comeback before IPL 2023. Bumrah is currently recovering from a lower back stress fracture and was not named for the first two Tests against Australia in Border Gavaskar Trophy. Follow India vs Australia LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“It’s very unlikely that Jasprit will be at his 100% for the Australia series. One thing is certain, no matter which series we play, he won’t be rushed back again. Back injuries take time and rehab is a lengthy process. At this moment, he is unfit for selection and how long it will take for him to return is still doubtful. It will take another month or probably,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

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Selectors did not pick Bumrah for the first two Tests against Australia. While he was named for the SriLanka ODIs, he was pulled out after he complained of a stiff back. Since then, he is continuing rehab once again. While he recently returned to bowling at the nets at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, he is still a month away from regaining 100% match fitness.

On Tuesday, India captain Rohit Sharma also did not sound too hopeful of a Bumrah return. He said the team management is in constant touch with NCA and BCCI medical team regarding Bumrah.

“Not too sure about Bumrah, I am hoping he plays last two Tests against Australia. We don’t want to take any risks with him as back injuries are always critical. We have a lot of cricket coming back after that also. We are in constant touch with physios and doctors in NCA. The medical team will give him as much time as he wants,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match press conference after the IND vs NZ 3rd ODI.

The four-match Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is also part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23. Jasprit Bumrah missing the series is a big blow for India as India must win the series 2-0 or 3-1 to qualify for the WTC Final in June. The first Test of the series begins on February 9 in Nagpur. The last two Tests are scheduled to be held across the first two weeks of March.

IND vs AUS Test Series: Bad news, Jasprit Bumrah likely to MISS entire Australia series, BCCI official says ‘He will only return if he is 100%’, Follow LIVE Updates

India squad Australia Series: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia tour of India, 2023 – Test series
Sr. No. Date Match Venue
1 9th – 13th February 1st Test Nagpur
2 17th – 21st February 2nd Test Delhi
3 1st – 5th March 3rd Test Dharamsala
4 9th – 13th March 4th Test Ahmedabad

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