Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian fast bowler, reportedly had a successful back operation in Christchurch (New Zealand), but it may be several months before he can play competitive cricket again. Bumrah has been forced to sit out for months due to a reoccurring back problem for some time now, BCCI sources said that the procedure was completed “satisfactorily” by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rowan Schouten, who specializes in treating adult spinal disorders and hip replacement surgery.
Bumrah’s absence from this year’s Asia Cup, which will be played in a one-day format, is due to the six-month recovery period. If all goes well, he will likely make his comeback at the GC World Cup in India in October and November. Since participating in two T20 Internationals during Australia’s tour of India in September last year, the 29-year-old has been sidelined. Following his withdrawal from the South Africa series, he was unable to compete in the T20 World Cup.
The selectors selected him for the series at home vs. Sri Lanka in January after being pleased with his rehabilitation at the NCA, but he suffered from niggles and was once again ruled out. Due to his fitness concerns, Bumrah has been forced to withdraw from a number of major competitions, including the present Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India, the Asia Cup, and the T20 World Cup from last year. He will also miss the forthcoming Indian Premier League season and, should India advance, the finale of the ICC World Test Championship, which will be held in June. The ODI World Cup would take place in October–November; therefore, the Indian team management didn’t rush his comeback.