After a long period of injuries, Barinder Sran is fit to play IPL 10

The 24-year old wants to bury the past and look ahead to the 10th edition of the IPL.

Barinder Sran
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Barinder Sran. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

After making an eye-catching debut for India cricket team in Australia last year, Barinder Sran, the left-arm quick suffered a stress fracture in his right foot, and soon after he sustained another knee strain as well. While the stress fracture sent him back home from the quadrangular series in Australia, the knee strain kept him training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.

The recuperation at the NCA meant Sran had to miss the domestic season for Punjab. The 24-year-old lost out on a crucial season, he felt.

“It was disappointing to first lose out on the chance to take part in the quadrangular series,” he said. “The Australian wickets and the conditions would have suited my bowling. Sadly, I had to return without playing a single game. I was hoping to do well there and get a spot in the India Test team”, he told Hindustan Times.

He further revealed that he took a lot of rest, after which he underwent rehab at NCA, Bangalore. “I took ample rest and went to the NCA to do rehab and strengthening. I was almost fit when a niggling pain started to trouble me again. So I went back to the NCA, where I worked extensively under physio Andrew Leipus. This meant I lost out on crucial time and domestic matches,”.

Barinder made a great ODI debut for India against Australia in Perth, while he received his T20 cap against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2015. His T20 debut was also successful as he took four wickets. However, injuries kept putting his progress on hold.

Fit as a fiddle now, the 24-year old wants to bury the past and look ahead to the 10th edition of the IPL with a positive approach. In 2016, he took 14 wickets for Sunrisers, helping them win their maiden title.