India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has opined that the medical team is closely working with Jasprit Bumrah to regain full fitness ahead of the fourth and last Test match against Australia in Brisbane scheduled to begin on January 15.
Jasprit Burmah, who is the spearhead of India’s bowling attack, picked up abdominal strain during the third Test in Sydney, where the visitors showed the dogged character. Currently, he is the only left pacer in India’s squad, who has the experience of playing against Australians in Brisbane. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have been ruled out because of injury while Ishant Sharma didn’t travel to Australia because he was not fully fit.
And, thus if Burmah also get dropped, it will be a big loss for Team India, who are striving to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Jasprit Bumrah is being monitored: Vikram Rathour
However, as per reports in ANI, Vikram Rathour has proclaimed that they have not completely looked over Bumrah’s availability. They will wait and watch until the fourth Test morning before the toss to consider him playing if he gets fit.
“The medical team is working with Bumrah, we have to see tomorrow morning whether he is fit to play the fourth Test or not. If he can play, he will play, if he cannot, then he won’t,” ANI quoted Rathour as saying.
“The injuries are still being monitored. Our medical staff is looking into it, I would not be in a position to comment on this right now. We would like to give them as much time as possible. It will be tomorrow morning that you will know which eleven takes the field,” Rathour added.
Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin has also tweaked his back. He played a gritty knock on the fifth day with the pain to save the game for India. His fitness will also be examined and India will reveal the playing XI only on match day. In the last three matches, the visitors have named their playing XI one day before the match.