Injury Boost for Team India Ahead of Asia Cup
Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah, two key players for the Indian cricket team, are expected to recover from their injuries in time for the upcoming Asia Cup.
This news comes as a significant boost for Rohit Sharma’s Team India as they prepare for the highly anticipated tournament. The Asia Cup 2023, scheduled to be held between August 31 and September 17, will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, both former champions.
Recovery Crucial for Team India
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has confirmed that the Asia Cup will follow a hybrid model, with four matches set to be played in Pakistan and the remaining nine matches in Sri Lanka.
In the previous edition of the tournament, Team India faced an early exit due to the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, their key pace bowler. His recovery is eagerly awaited as his presence would significantly bolster India’s chances.
Positive Signs for Bumrah’s Return
According to a report from ESPNCricinfo, Jasprit Bumrah has commenced “light bowling” sessions at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Although he is primarily undergoing physiotherapy at the moment, this development indicates a positive step towards his comeback.
Bumrah has not represented India since the T20I series against Australia last year. He underwent back surgery in New Zealand prior to the IPL 2023. The talented pacer was also absent from the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup in Australia due to a recurring back injury.
Iyer’s Comeback on the Horizon
Joining Bumrah on the road to recovery is Shreyas Iyer, who has been sidelined with a back injury. Iyer underwent surgery after missing the IPL 2023 edition. In the Ahmedabad Test against Australia, he was unable to bat due to discomfort and was subsequently ruled out with a back injury.
However, the medical staff at the NCA is reportedly confident about Iyer’s return, and he is expected to make a comeback during the Asia Cup in September. He will play a significant role in providing a backbone to India’s middle order.
With the potential return of Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah, Team India’s prospects for the Asia Cup are looking more promising. The continental tournament, last won by Sri Lanka, is eagerly awaited by cricket fans worldwide.
As the teams gear up for the competition, all eyes will be on these talented Indian players, hoping to witness their successful comebacks on the international stage.