India’s ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will remain unavailable for the upcoming T20Is and Tests against Bangladesh in November, due to his treatment for the minor stress fracture in his lower back he suffered in September.
Along with the ongoing Test series against South Africa, the quick bowler will miss the three T20Is and two Tests to be played against Bangladesh and the three ODIs, three T20Is and one Test match to be played against the West Indies.
The Indian team management is being cautious with their prized asset and want to ensure that Bumrah gets adequate rest to be ready for the upcoming tours. India is set to go to New Zealand in February-March for a full-fledged tour before the Indian Premier League starts in March.
The 25-year-old, who is presently undergoing a rehabilitation process, is expected to make his competitive return to international cricket in the ODI series against Australia`that begins on January 14, 2020.
Bumrah has played all the 12 Tests of his fledgling career away from home, picking up 62 wickets at an average of 19.24.
His absence will also provide an opportunity for the fast bowlers on the fringes of the national set-up, ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year.
India have many promising fast bowlers in the reserve with the likes of Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj looking to sneak into the team ahead of senior bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
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