Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to not play cricket any competitive for the upcoming 6 months. The fast bowler lately has picked as lot injuries which have resulted in him not performing to his full potential on the field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar sustained a hip injury against Chennai Super Kings very early in IPL 2020 and since then hasn’t played any cricket.
The fast bowler will now be aiming to get fit before the next IPL season which is expected to be played between April-May in India. Bhuvneshwar has been a regular feature in team India’s squad of all formats in the last decade. However due to the recent injury issues he had been in and out of the squad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ruled Out For 6 Months
Bhuvneshwar being out for 6 months is a big blow for India as he was expected to play a crucial role in the Test series against England. India will play a 4 match Test series against England that will begin from February 5 at Chennai. The fast bowler from Uttar Pradesh was also not picked in his state’s side for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament that will kick off from January 10.
“He (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) will be able to play only during the IPL as he is out of competitive cricket for six months”, an official in the know of things told IANS.
Meanwhile, the injury concerns for team India continues as Mohammed Shami has also been ruled out from the rest of the Australian tour. The fast bowler got injured after he received a nasty blow on his arm while batting during the Adelaide Test. The team management will be hoping that Shami recovers in time and take part in the Test series against England at home. England will tour India for four Test matches, followed by five T20Is, and three ODI games.