India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah looks on track to recover from a shoulder injury he sustained during an IPL match against Delhi Capitals, an official said Monday.
A vital cog in India’s World Cup plans, Bumrah, playing for the Mumbai Indians, landed awkwardly on his left shoulder while fielding on Sunday night, causing concern in the Indian camp.
The national team relies heavily on Bumrah, who has earned the reputation of being the world’s best bowler in death overs.
The Gujarat pacer did not come out to bat in Sunday’s match, which added to the concerns about his injury.
“He (Bumrah) looks fine. Last night after the match he was seen moving his hand without any stress,” a source said when asked about Bumrah’s injury status.
The Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Nitin Patel was still assessing him.
Bumrah has “recovered well”, the Mumbai Indians team management had said last night.
Mumbai Indians’ next match is against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 28.
Delhi Capitals: 213/6 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 78 not out, Colin Ingram 47, Shikhar Dhawan 43)
Mumbai Indians: 176 all out in 19.2 overs (Yuvraj Singh 53).