England vs India: BCCI disappointed about Jasprit Bumrah's thumb surgery

England vs India: BCCI disappointed about Jasprit Bumrah’s thumb surgery

The source voiced his opinions on the much-debated yo-yo test.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah of India celebrates the wicket of Hashim Amla. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t had a joyful tour of the United Kingdom (UK) thus far. He played the first T20I against Ireland at Malahide Cricket Ground in Dublin and returned with pretty impressive numbers. However, he suffered a thumb injury and was sidelined for India’s limited-overs series’ against England, which followed soon after the completion of the Ireland-series.

To his relief, he was included in the Test squad for the first three matches of the Test series. However, his chances of participation remain under the clouds. Meanwhile, he also underwent a surgery on the broken thumb in order to recover at the earliest. Nevertheless, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) isn’t quite overwhelmed with the result of the operation.

The team management might gamble

An official mentioned that the fast-bowler may take part in the upcoming matches with precautionary measures if the selectors are ready to take a gamble. Moreover, the source voiced his opinions on the much-debated yo-yo test, which has led to the elimination of a number of players from their respective squads.

“It is a displaced fracture on the left-hand thumb. From what I know, the operation wasn’t a great success. I guess technically he is out for 3-4 weeks but being a bowler and injury in his non-bowling hand, the team management might gamble if there is an emergency or they can make him to play with the bandages,” the BCCI official was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.

“In my opinion, fitness tests should be mandatory but the word Tests means a number of tests. There should be a series of tests conducted with test different parameters. Since all the players are flown specially to Bangalore for the test, I’m sure there is enough time to conduct multiple tests and assess the player completely and not only on endurance,” he added.

The first Test of India’s tour of England will start on August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The remaining four matches are scheduled to take place at Lord’s, Trent Bridge, The Rose Bowl and Kennington Oval respectively.

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