India’s star bowler Jasprit Bumrah has reportedly undergone a successful back surgery in Christchurch (New Zealand). Bumrah has been out of action since September of 2022. He subsequently pulled out of a white-ball series against South Africa and could not make it to the T20 World Cup.
The star bowler will take around 6 months to complete his recovery and rehabilitation. This will give Bumrah a very small window to attain full fitness ahead of the much-awaited ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
According to the reports, after getting his surgery done, Bumrah is doing fine and is currently on his road to undergoing a full recovery. But, the BCCI, the nation’s top cricket organization, denied issuing a statement or report on the cricketer. Dr. Rowan Schouten performed the surgery on the Indian pacemaker at the Forte Orthopaedics Hospital in Christchurch.
Rowan Schouten is a highly capable doctor who specializes in operating on the adult spinal cord and is a well-known name among cricketers. Several cricketers including the likes of James Pattinson, Jason Behrendorff, and Jofra Archer all went under the knife under Schouten’s supervision.
As per reports, the BCCI was reportedly given Rowan Schouten’s name by former Kiwi international Shane Bond. The former Kiwi pacer works as Mumbai Indians’ bowling coach in the IPL.
Will Jasprit Bumrah Play In the Cricket World Cup 2023?
As Bumrah will take at least 6 months of the suggested time, it can be estimated that Bumrah might take the nets by August. The Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to commence in September, under no circumstance he can take part in the marquee event. However, Bumrah can be aiming for the World Cup 2023.
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place in India in October and November and if Bumrah recovers in time and is 100% fit, only then he will be able to play in the World Cup.
“It is difficult to set a return date. Once he recovers from surgery, he will undergo a rehab and only when the rehab ends, we will know when he can come back,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport earlier.