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“My Recovery Program Went Very Well And I Feel Much Better Now” – Mayank Yadav

“My Recovery Program Went Very Well And I Feel Much Better Now” – Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav, the rising fast baller, is improving towards complete fitness following undergoing recovery at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Despite a limited presence in the advancement 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season with the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), he was amazed with his reliable bowling of over 150 kmph.

However, a side strain followed by an abdominal tear curtailed his IPL campaign prematurely. Despite the setbacks, he showcased his potential whenever given the chance. Recognizing his exceptional pace bowling skills with accuracy, he earned inclusion in the BCCI Pace Bowling Contract list.

Although expected to join the ongoing Zimbabwe tour, his injury prevented his debut call-up. Nevertheless, selectors are reportedly eyeing him for the upcoming white-ball series in Sri Lanka, contingent upon his recovery and match readiness. 

“My recovery program went very well and I feel much better now. I feel much fitter as well. Yes, I’ll have to spend some more time here, but the good thing is, I’ve been bowling with the full run-up and a lot of intensity over the past few days. I’m happy with my progress so far,” Mayank Yadav told Telegraph India.

The young player, absent in the previous season due to injury, participated in four matches during the 2024 edition, securing seven wickets with an economy rate of only 6.99.

Selectors see the 2024 Duleep Trophy as the perfect opportunity for Mayank Yadav to make his comeback

Mayank Yadav
Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav has faced challenges with injuries in the past, and selectors are cautious about not rushing his return prematurely. Rather than thrusting him into international competition right away, they are contemplating a brief comeback in the domestic circuit as a more prudent approach for the paceman.

Given India’s upcoming significant commitments in the latter half of the year, including a home season and a tour of Australia, there is consideration to reserve the speedster for those opportunities.

“A young fast bowler like Mayank needs to be given the necessary amount of time to first cope with the needs of the different formats. So, he’s still being closely monitored. If he’s rushed into the Indian team, it’s a risk as that could lead to a breakdown,” a BCCI official told Telegraph India.

“So, if needed, getting him ready for India could also begin next year. However, if he plays in the Duleep Trophy and does well, he may also be considered for the coming home series (against Bangladesh and New Zealand),” the official added.

Mayank Yadav signifies Delhi in home cricket, having contended in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the team in late 2023.

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