Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start rehab at NCA, Prithvi Shaw fully recovers

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will return to action during the IPL which is scheduled to start on March 29. Twitter BCCI

Injured Indian pacemaker Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been operated on for a sports hernia in London and will begin re-education at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) after returning to the country, the BCCI announced Thursday. Only when Bhuvneshwar Kumar complained of pain in his right groin after the third T20I against the Caribbeans and after undergoing an ultrasound scan conducted by a specialist, the BCCI medical team found out that his sports hernia symptoms were resurfaced.

"Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has completed his rehab at the NCA and has recovered from his left shoulder injury". Shaw may be picked in the Indian Test team which will play New Zealand after the India A series concludes. The first Test against New Zealand begins February 21 during the Basin Reserve in Wellington. He was shortlisted for all game formats. To his fans' and his own delight, Prithvi Shaw has now been declared fit to participate in India A's series against New Zealand A. Shaw declared the same and is now on his way to New Zealand. The young prodigy batsman has recovered and he will travel to New Zealand to join India A squad. Really excited to join my teammates. One of my favourite places where we won the ICC U19 World Cup in 2018.

Bhuvneshwar, who last played for India against West Indies T20I series at home in December past year, is looking at a lengthy rehabilitation process that will put him out of action for at least six months and possibly out for ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2020. India are set to face the Kiwis in five T20Is, three ODIs and a couple of Test matches.

However, on Wednesday, the 20-year-old passed his fitness test and was seen batting in the nets. He played in a Ranji Trophy game earlier this month and during that contest, was withdrawn from the game due to an injury.

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