In the recently-concluded Test series against Bangladesh, Team India didn’t get the service of their two front-line fast bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. While Bumrah sustained a back injury in September and is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team, Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh tour due to a shoulder injury as well.
And, India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has recently opined on the likely return of them after recovering from their respective injuries. Karthik believes Bumrah’s rehabilitation will work out smoother than Shami’s as well.
“Shami and Bumrah are frontline fast bowlers. With Bumrah, yes the recent injury…but I am very confident about how his rehab will go. He is a thorough professional. He will come back all guns firing. Bumrah should play a few white ball matches before he comes into test match cricket, so that his body can take those workloads. For Shami, it’s a big question, because he is somebody who is probably not as professional as a Bumrah when it comes to training. He has had an injury and he’s been injury-struck for some time as well,” Dinesh Karthik said on Cricbuzz.
Team India registered a convincing win over Bangladesh recently in the Tests
“And the whole Indian backups have been injured over a period of time for some strange reason. The Indian team and NCA need to align themselves towards how they are going to plan in making sure the players stay fit over a period of time because they have lot of cricket to play,” Dinesh Karthik further added.
However, Team India will next take on Sri Lanka in three ODIs and three T20Is. But, the squads for the series are yet to be announced as well.