Jasprit Bumrah progresses in rehabilitation, eyes return for World Cup 2023

In encouraging news for Indian cricket fans, Jasprit Bumrah is making positive strides in his rehabilitation journey and has commenced bowling seven overs a day as he recovers from back surgery. The star fast bowler, who has been sidelined for almost a year, is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). However, his participation in the upcoming IND vs IRE T20 series remains uncertain.

“For an injury of this nature, it is not wise to set any timeline as constant monitoring is necessary. But it can be said that Bumrah is recovering well and he has bowled seven overs at NCA nets. It is a steady increase in his workload from the light workouts and bowling sessions of the initial period. He will play a few practice matches (at NCA) next month, and there will be a close assessment of his fitness then,” a source tracking the development told PTI.


Bumrah’s potential inclusion in the series will depend on his performance and workload management during the practice matches scheduled for next month. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keen on ensuring his fitness for the Asia Cup in August, with the ultimate aim of having him ready for the highly-anticipated World Cup 2023.