This practically means his injury isn’t as bad as it initially looked, and the recovery period will be much, much shorter, although it remains to be seen whether India are taking a risk by taking the bowler away. fast injured at the T20 World Cup in Australia while hoping that he recovers at least for the round of 16.
“The scans performed by the BCCI medical team at National Cricket Academy (in Bangalore) revealed that it was not a stress fracture, but a “stress reaction”, which is one stage less than the stress fracture. It takes 4-6 months to recover from a stress fracture, but normally only 4-6 weeks to recover from a stress reaction,” the source said.
It is highly unlikely that boomra would leave with the Indian team for the T20 World Cup on October 5 from Mumbai to Perth, where the team will prepare for the tournament. Either way, India can wait until October 15 before making a final decision on whether or not to include an injured Bumrah in their squad.
“If a squad member is injured between September 16 (first submissions) and the start of the support period (October 15), they can be replaced without going through the event’s technical committee,” revealed an informed source to YOU.
India will take a ‘normal’ flight to Australia
In a bid to acclimatize to the local conditions, Team India will depart Mumbai for Perth in Australia on the night of October 5, well ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup. Interestingly, for the first time since Covid may have hit, Rohit Sharma & Co will be traveling on a ‘normal’ commercial flight, not chartered aircraft, as has been the norm for the last three years at Covid.
“There is no bio-bubble. So no need to travel on a charter flight anymore,” a source said.
Interestingly, with the threat of Covid-19 having diminished, the tournament will not be played in a bio-bubble. “Throughout the World Cup, no Covid-19 tests will be carried out unless someone complains of symptoms,” a source said. Last year’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates was held in a strict bio-bubble, with all participants undergoing regular Covid testing.
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