Having recovered from the back injury, Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has started practising under IPL franchise Delhi Capitals’ trainer Rajnikanth Sivagnanam at the Mumbai Cricket Association. He picked up the injury in September and since then he did not feature in the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh respectively. He will also not included in the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies which will begin from December 6.
“He has been training at MCA. It’s a personal arrangement,” an official source told PTI.
However, he is expected to make a comeback for next year’s tour of New Zealand where India will play five T20 Internationals, three One Day Internationals, followed by two Tests which is scheduled to start from January 24. Although he is employed with the Delhi IPL franchise, Sivagnanam also works independently with the players. Bumrah, on the other hand, plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) December 2, 2019
“Sivagnanam is free to work with anyone when IPL is not on as he is primarily a consultant for the Delhi team. It is purely a personal arrangement between the two parties,” a source from Delhi Capitals said.
Jasprit Bumrah on Monday posted a video of him where he was seen training in the gym with Sivagnanam. Surprisingly, Sivagnanam was one of those trainers who had applied for the India job in August but he had lost to New Zealand’s Nick Webb for the respective position. Bumrah is the second fastest Indian to take 100 wickets in ODIs. On the other hand, Bumrah has taken 62 wickets so far in his 12 Tests so far.
“Injuries are part & parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high & I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback,” Bumrah had tweeted in September.