Jasprit Bumrah is out of action since last September and is likely to be available from January next year. The other pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also not played for India like his teammate Bumrah. Rohit Sharma might be given rest in upcoming West Indies ODI series.
Jasprit Bumrah under rehabilitation period
The yorker king Bumrah was detected with a minor stress fracture in the lower back during a regular radiological screening. However, the good news for the team was that the player has not gone under surgery.
India is scheduled with a long home series. After the Bangladesh Test series, India will head to play the T20I and ODI series against West Indies. In January, India will host the T20I series against Sri Lanka and ODI series against Australia. Then India will tour New Zealand for the full series.
Mumbai Mirror has confirmed that Bumrah will not play in the upcoming West Indies and Sri Lanka series. Jasprit Bumrah is expected to play in the home ODI series against Australia. Currently, he is under a rehabilitation period. The yorker king has played 12 Test matches but hasn’t played a Test match in home ground yet.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar assessed before West Indies series
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also been detected with the small injury. He has not played a match with the Indian team after the West Indies tour. Recently, the player has participated in the domestic tournament, Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 2019. He also attended the skill session before the Indore Test match against Bangladesh.
According to the Mumbai Mirror report, MSK Prasad-led selection panel is assessing Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fitness. The team against West Indies series will be announced on 21st November.
Rohit Sharma will be given rest
The opening batsman Rohit Sharma will be given rest against West Indies ODI series. Since World Cup 2019, the player is regularly playing for the team. According to the reports, he will be the part of T20I series against West Indies but not in ODI series.