According to a report, Jasprit Bumrah’s back injury and recovery will be kept a secret, even from the national selectors, and only National Cricket Academy (NCA) director VVS Laxman will be informed of the specifics.
“Not many in the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) are aware of his injury. Only VVS Laxman has been assigned to speak to him and the physios. Even the selection committee has been told that they will be informed about Bumrah’s actual injury and his rehab details in due course,” a BCCI source told The Indian Express.
“His back is in a fragile state right now. Besides, last time Bumrah’s return was hastened. Since he hadn’t fully recovered, he had discomfort while bowling on his return. This time, we are more conservative as a wrong call might even result in a career-threatening injury,” the source added.
With the ICC World Cup only a few months away, injuries to several key players will worry India. Shreyas Iyer, a crucial batter, recently fell ill with a bad back. He will have surgery, which could keep him out for five months. Rishabh Pant, a wicketkeeper-batsman, was involved in a car accident towards the end of last year and will be absent for an indefinite period